GSU staff representative coverage areas are expanding and their responsibilities are shifting

Steve Torgerson’s responsibilities have undergone a significant shift since he assumed the role of GSU’s general secretary at the union’s March 2023 biennial policy convention. The general secretary role doesn’t encompass the day-to-day servicing responsibilities of a GSU staff representative and the vacancy created when Torgerson left his staff rep role to accept his new position will not be filled in the foreseeable future. This has led to additional responsibilities and servicing adjustments for Donna Driediger, Brian Lark and Mason Van Luven – GSU’s three remaining staff representatives.

As a result of these changes, GSU members who call the office or attend their upcoming annual general meetings may be greeted by a different staff representative than they are accustomed to working with.

“We are always looking for ways to adapt, improve and ensure that members continue to receive the highest level of representation and support possible,” Torgerson said. “This shifting of responsibilities has been a necessary and gradual process that began over the summer months. We expect that the changes will be complete and our staff representatives will be settled in their new locals and sub-locals by the end of the year.”