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GSU CONVENTION 2021: Delegates to elect GSU president, two vice presidents, general secretary and the five-person board of the GSU Defense Fund

Delegates to GSU’s biennial policy convention will elect the union’s president, two vice presidents and general secretary as well as the five person board of directors of the GSU Defense Fund. Accordingly convention delegates who wish to be a candidate … Continue reading

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Should employers be exempt from giving employees at least 24 hours’ notice of change to their work shifts? A copy of GSU’s submission to government officials is available here.

A copy of GSU’s submission is available here. Should employers be exempt from giving employees at least 24 hours’ notice of change to their work shifts? GSU doesn’t think so.  GSU has submitted a brief opposing exemption of grain handling … Continue reading

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Is there something you would like to see GSU doing differently? Submit your recommendation as a resolution to the GSU convention

GSU’s biennial convention is where important policies, plans, and changes are discussed, debated and implemented. If you have a suggestion or see something you would like implemented or done differently within GSU, let us know. Contact your GSU staff rep … Continue reading

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Get the health care you need without leaving home

A trip to the doctor just got easier. You can see a doctor virtually from the comfort of your home. Lumeca’s Saskatchewan-based care providers are licensed to practice family and emergency medicine, and they are trained to assist you by … Continue reading

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Local 8 (Advance): Local 8 (AEA/Advance) bargaining committee serves Notice of Impasse

A copy of Local 8’s bargaining proposals is available here. GSU Local 8 bargaining committee members are Doug Murray, Steve Holliday, Dion Elliott, Doug Kampman and spokesperson Hugh Wagner. TMM – Dec. 21, 2021 Bargaining grinds to a halt, Local … Continue reading

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Severance pay in the event of an employee’s death

GSU’s collective agreements with several employers including Nutrien, Richardson Pioneer and Viterra have position elimination articles providing income protection measures to employees who find themselves without a job as a result of their position being eliminated. There might be subtle … Continue reading

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Members vote to approve constitutional changes, continue Defense Fund dues

Members attending GSU’s annual general membership meetings were asked to vote on amendments to GSU’s constitution and whether to continue paying dues  into the GSU Defense Fund. Meetings have concluded, the results of the votes have been tabulated. Majority approve continuing … Continue reading

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BeGrainSafe mobile training trailer demonstrates and educates dangers of grain entrapment

According to the Canada Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), the number of people being trapped in grain is on the rise in Canada. With that in mind, CASA developed their BeGrainSafe program to help farmers, their families, workers and first responders … Continue reading

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Have you used your Health Flex Spending Account or other health benefits?

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. Check your collective agreement … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Navigating COVID at the workplace

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world around us has become challenging and unusual. People find themselves thrust into situations for which there is no playbook. And so it was for a group of GSU members who were … Continue reading

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Is your leave of absence a paid leave? It depends on the circumstances and the wording of your collective agreement

Under GSU’s collective agreements with various employers, provisions exist for modest periods of paid leaves of absence to enable employees to attend to personal or family emergencies, support, or care situations without suffering a loss of pay. Depending on the … Continue reading

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WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Does pressing necessity leave cover absence from work caused by severe weather and/or travel conditions?

GSU is currently engaged in discussions with at least one employer in relation to employees who were unable to get to work as a result of the severe snow storm that hit southwest and west-central Saskatchewan on Nov. 9. The … Continue reading

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Make workplace safety a top priority during COVID-19’s second wave

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is upon us and it is more prevalent than the first wave in the prairie provinces. GSU members passed through COVID’s first wave relatively unscathed as there were only a handful of reported … Continue reading

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The 2020 GSU General Secretary’s report to members is available here

The 2020 general secretary’s report is being shared at GSU annual membership meetings. You can print it or read it online here. If you would like us to mail a copy of the report to you, please contact us at … Continue reading

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PROFILE: Congratulations to Marc Rapin – GSU scholarship recipient

Marc was a member of GSU Local 16 (Lake Country Co-op) working as a summer student. He is currently enrolled at the University of Saskatoon working toward his Bachelor of Education degree. Congratulations on being chosen as a GSU scholarsip … Continue reading

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