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CountryGuide: Elevators hope mandatory vaccination doesn’t disrupt operations

Read this CountryGuide story here:  Elevators hope mandatory vaccination doesn’t disrupt operations – New regulations will require all federally regulated employees to comply early in 2022

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GSU members donate to BC flood and extreme weather relief appeal

If someone asks if you have donated to help the people affected by flooding in British Columbia, you can tell them yes, you have – through your union. In response to the widespread hardship resulting from the recent flooding, GSU’s … Continue reading

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How to deal with off-colour comments and jokes at your holiday gathering (and everywhere else)

The holiday season is just around the corner. Assuming we aren’t sent to our respective corners by another wave of COVID, there will be holiday gatherings and inevitably we will encounter off-colour and outdated jokes and comments that have no … Continue reading

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The Path to Reconciliation: Treaties

From the Tuesday Members’ Memo – Nov. 30, 2021 Our path to reconciliation includes listening, learning, and creating opportunities for education and participation within GSU. On the last Tuesday of each month we will be sharing a short piece of … Continue reading

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Have you used your Health Flex Spending Account or other health benefits? It’s time to check your account.

The point of using your health benefits isn’t just to use up the money – it’s to make sure that you are getting the medications, treatments and help you need to feel and be your best mentally and physically. Self-care … Continue reading

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Oct. 20 is International Pronoun Day

What is more important: How you see someone or respecting how they see themselves? The third Wednesday of October is International Pronoun Day, and it’s an opportunity to consider how we use personal pronouns. A personal pronoun refers to a … Continue reading

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Joint Executive Council announces hiring of two staff representatives

On Oct. 12, two new staff representatives will be joining the GSU staff. The Sept. 24, 2021 meeting of GSU’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) unanimously approved the hiring of Brian Lark into the position of staff representative working out of … Continue reading

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GSU’s annual membership meetings are just around the corner

As often and as safely as possible, we will to return to in-person annual meetings and use Zoom and other online meeting platforms when in-person attendance is not desirable. The current surge in COVID cases in Saskatchewan will inevitably throw … Continue reading

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GSU staff representative selection committee to report to Joint Executive Council

Sept. 14, 2021 GSU selection committee to report to Joint Executive Council The committee responsible for managing the process for recruitment of a GSU staff representative will report to the semi-annual meeting on of the Joint Executive Council (JEC) on … Continue reading

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Congratulations to GSU Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) member Greg Euteneier – winner of four tickets to the Labour Day Classic

Our latest contest gave GSU members a chance to win four adjoining seats for the Rider’s Sept. 5 game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, with the contest winner getting two seats and nominating a fellow GSU member who would win … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our 2021 GSU scholarship recipients

Our scholarship committee met last week to select this year’s GSU scholarship recipients. Congratulations to these five deserving students: Joel George – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Taylor Quest – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Leah Weinkauf – $2,000 Dependent Scholarship Mark Graeme – $2,000 Member Scholarship Amy … Continue reading

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Renovations continue at the GSU Regina office building

The stucco work has come to a halt while we await the arrival and installation of new windows. Roughly 80 percent of the building has been covered in a scratch coat, with the final 20 percent awaiting window installation before … Continue reading

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Too hot to work? Too cold to work? Here’s what you need to know about working in extreme conditions in Saskatchewan

GSU members can face many weather-related challenges, whether it’s working in a confined space in the heat of the summer months or diving into frigid water in the winter. If you work anywhere other than a climate controlled office, check … Continue reading

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Grievance action results in pay boosts for several GSU members working in Local 1 (Viterra)

Persistence has paid off for several GSU members working in Viterra country operations and maintenance. They will soon see pay boosts as a result of GSU grievance action on their behalf. The grieving members questioned the fairness of their rates … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2021 – What is the appropriate and respectful way to celebrate … or should we be celebrating at all?

    There has been considerable debate about Canada Day celebrations. The tragic discoveries of unmarked graves at Canada’s Residential Schools sites has left many of us unsure how to appropriately and respectfully celebrate Canada Day, and if Canada Day … Continue reading

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