October and November are a very busy time for GSU elected officers and staff reps as the annual meetings of the union’s locals and sub-locals are held throughout Saskatchewan.
The 2017 round of annual meetings reviewed GSU operations, finances, the GSU Defense Fund and the union’s bargaining calendar for 2018. A major feature of most of the meetings was beginning to identify priorities for agreement renewal bargaining. The last two meetings will be held this week.
“The 2017 annual meetings provided one of many opportunities for GSU members to participate in building the union’s bargaining agenda with their employers,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “Union members spend a big part of their lives in the workplace and they are the ones who are best placed to say what should be changed in the collective agreements GSU bargains.”
“Like any democracy, GSU works best when members participate,” said Wagner. “Thanks to everyone who took the time to attend their 2017 annual union meeting.”