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 September 24.

“A good number of applications were received and six interviews have been conducted,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “The high quality of the applicants makes the committee’s job difficult, and that’s a good problem to have.”

Wagner reports that the selection committee expects to make a hiring recommendation to the JEC on September 24. The JEC’s decision will be announced on Sept. 28.

Sept. 9, 2021

Job interviews with applicants for GSU’s vacant staff representative position will be held Sept. 9 and 10

“A good selection of applications was received and the job of vetting candidates begins,” said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. “The hiring committee comprises GSU president Jim Brown, vice presidents Michelle Houlden and Curtis Cousins, staff representative Steve Torgerson, and me.”

Once the selection process is completed and a new representative is hired, the individual will be based in Saskatoon. A hiring recommendation must be presented to GSU’s Joint Executive Council (board of directors) for approval. The next meeting of the Joint Executive Council is scheduled for Sept. 24.

An announcement stemming from the hiring process will be made following the Sept. 24 meeting of GSU’s Joint Executive Council.


GSU Staff Representative

The Joint Executive Council of Grain and General Services Union (ILWU Canada) has approved advertising a staff representative vacancy in the union’s Saskatoon office. The objective is to fill the position by early autumn 2021. A copy of the job description for the GSU staff representative classification can be viewed or printed here or by using the link below. 

GSU staff reps are unionized and are covered by the terms of the collective agreement between GSU and the Independent Union Services Union (IUSU). The salary range for staff reps is $7239 to $8847 per month. Competitive benefits and working conditions are provided via the GSU/IUSU collective agreement.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their applications and resumes to GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner at

The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, August 30, 2021.

Following the close of the applications period, a recruitment committee approved by GSU’s Joint Executive Council (JEC) will conduct interviews with selected candidates. The recruitment committee is charged with the responsibility of making a hiring recommendation to the JEC.