Do you know your collective agreement rights?

Spring brings temporary, casual, term employees and Co-op students into GSU. Our staff reps are helping them learn more about their rights and benefits as union members.

For first-time union members, having employment information set out in a collective agreement is a new experience. To better understand your collective agreement benefits and rights available while working for a unionized employer, speak to a GSU staff representative.

GSU staff rep Brian Lark has been helping new GSU members understand their rights as union members.

“All GSU members have the right to fair representation no matter what their employment status is. We are here to provide that,” Lark said. “Most of our collective agreements contain language that pertains to temporary, casual or term employees. These employees are dues-paying members and they deserve the coverage and compensation that all GSU members are entitled to.”

Lark cautions that not all collective agreements or all employers are equal, and available benefits may fluctuate from employer to employer and agreement to agreement.

If you are a new or seasoned member of GSU with questions about your collective agreement or the benefits and rights you are entitled to, contact a GSU staff representative.

Our assistance is paid for by your union dues. There is never an additional charge for assisting you and no limit on the number of times you can seek assistance and advice. Reach out to us any time you have questions or a problem that needs to be addressed. We offer the support you need and we will never contact your employer or take action on your behalf without your approval or consent.

Call us toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon)