Tuesday Members’ Memo

Our Tuesday Members’ Memo is sent to GSU members every Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday Morning Memo archives:

  • April 13, 2021 – ANOTHER PROBLEM SOLVED: Member to receive pay increase; staff rep Steve Torgerson answering members’ questions about EI; GSU members, their spouses and dependents eligible to apply for $2,000 GSU scholarships
  • April 6, 2021 – JEC released annual report to members; April 7 is Equal Pay Day, Bad weather has been leading to time loss issues for GSU members
  • March 30, 2021 – Understanding aggregate increases
  • March 23, 2021 – GSU biennial policy convention update; Sask. government introduces special vaccination leave 
  • March 16, 2021 – Performance review DOs and DON’Ts; GSU files executive grievance challenging denial of sick leave benefits to employees age 65 or older
  • March 9, 2021 – Submit your resolutions to GSU’s convention; we are accepting scholarship applications; WE’RE WORKING ON IT: paid sick leave for employees 65 and over
  • March 1, 2021 – Happy International Women’s Day; WE’RE WORKING ON IT: boot inspections
  • Feb. 23, 2021 – GSU convention delegates to elect union’s president, vice presidents, general secretary, and the five-person Defense Fund board; WE’RE WORKING ON IT: GSU members receiving lower rate of pay than new employee in same job classification with less experience
  • Feb. 16, 2021 – update on grievance on Local 1 (Viterra) storm stayed employees; Monitoring requirements for members to work outside the province; how to have your own back
  • Feb. 9, 2021 – Should employers be exempt from giving employees at least 24 hours’ notice of change to their work shifts? GSU says no (copy of GSU’s submission to government officials is available); Local 14 (Richardson) and Local 15 (Nutrien) boards meet, elect representatives to council; your opportunity to be a director on GSU’s Defense Fund.
  • Feb. 2, 2021 – Local 14 (Richardson) and Local 15 (Nutrien) board to meet; Local 5 (Western Producer) and Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) collective agreements now available online; GSU Defense Fund board authorizes shift of Fund’s investment asset mix
  • Jan. 26, 2021 – Local 1 (Viterra) delegates, Local 2 (Viterra Office) executive members meet, approve salary schedule changes, and elect officers
  • Jan. 19, 2021 – Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) members vote to accept memorandum of settlement
  • Jan. 12, 2021 – draft version of Nutrien collective agreement now available online, Local 5 (Western Producer) members vote to accept tentative settlement
  • Jan. 5, 2021 – If it’s important, get it in writing; planning for GSU’s 2021 policy convention; Local 5 (Western Producer) members are voting on a tentative settlement today
  • Dec. 22, 2020 – The plan to exempt grain companies from providing 24-hours’ notice of shift change
  • Dec. 15, 2020 – Members vote to approve constitutional changes, continue Defense Fund dues
  • Dec. 8, 2020 – Health Spending Account; Hours of Work, and BeGrainSafe training
  • Dec. 1, 2020 – Is your leave of absence a paid leave? It depends …
  • Nov. 25, 2020 – Workplace safety during COVID-19’s second wave; pressing necessarity leave and winter storms; Are you being gaslighted?
  • Nov. 17, 2020 – Nutrien pension clarification; congratulations to scholarship recipient Marc Rapin; ask about GSU’s layoff organization guide
  • Nov. 10, 2020 – Annual meetings continue; congratulations to scholarship recipient Ty Nikolejsin; We are more alike than we are unalike
  • Nov. 3, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) members vote to accept settlement; congratulations to scholarship recipient Alexis Wood; Unconscious biases
  • Oct. 27, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) ballots to be counted Nov. 2; GSU scholarship recipient Tyler Buenneke; your self-limiting beliefs are sabatoging you
  • Oct. 20, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) ratification vote underway; GSU scholarship recipient Dayne Patterson; Rest is a requirement, not a reward
  • Oct. 13, 2020 – GSU council meets; upcoming arbitration; your membership meeting is being set 
  • Oct. 6, 2020 – Tentative settlement in Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining, Another Problem Solved: greater responsibility should translate into pay increase; dandelions remind us that we are resilient     
  • Sept. 28, 2020 – Local 2 contest winners; Working too many hours; Why talking to yourself is good for you
  • Sept. 22, 2020 – Executive committee meets, We helped a member receive their proper overtime pay, Clear your mind by clearing your clutter
  • Sept. 15, 2020 – SLRB orders Nutrien Ag Retail outlets at Fielding, Kincaid and Norquay into GSU bargaining unit; Oversharing; and pursuing a pay increase to coincide with a raise in the salary grade
  • Sept. 8, 2020 – Taking an active role in your hiring process; GSU executive committee to meet; the importance of self-confidence
  • Sept. 1, 2020 – GSU Local 15 (Nutrien) bargaining committee checks in with company; Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) bargaining begins; Annual membership meetings coming up soon
  • August 25, 2020 – How many Sask. workers are working for minimum wage; Last week to apply for a GSU scholarship; 21 important lessons to learn from failure
  • August 18, 2020 – Two weeks until the scholarship application deadline; Are you receiving the right rate of pay?
  • August 11, 2020 – Alberta workers under assault from Bill 32; Shirley wins a shirt; strike or lockout looming in ILWU Canada, SGS Prince Rupert dispute
  • August 4, 2020 – SFL cancels 2020 convention; Long hours, high pressure; Being right versus being happy
  • July 28, 2020 – Local 15/Nutrien bargaining set for Sept. 30, Oct. 1; Defense Fund board of directors meet; take workplace disciplinary penalties seriously 
  • July 21, 2020 – Attend an OH&S webinar, our Sick Leave Organizer booklet for members, setting dates with Nutrien for Local 15 bargaining, and try something new!
  • July 15, 2020 – Another problem solved: Increment Date; We’re on the road with masks for members; GSU services are included in your dues so don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance
  • July 7, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) members reject final offer; we’re giving masks to GSU members
  • June 30, 2020 – Local 5 (Western Producer) members vote on rollbacks, bargaining set to begin in Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead), and we’ve got a mask for you!
  • June 23, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) vote deadline fast approaching, Local 5 (Western Producer) representatives to meet management today
  • June 16, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) members prepare to vote, preparing for bargaining in Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead), addressing the pay rollback in Local 5 (Western Producer) 
  • June 9, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) members to vote, following up on Local 1 & 2 (Viterra) personal family leave
  • June 2, 2020 – Local 15 (Nutrien) Bargaining underway today, our $100 gift card contest winners
  • May 26, 2020 – Local 5 (Western Producer bargaining), Local 1/2 (Viterra) personal leave, tell us how COVID changed your workplace and you could win a $100 gift card
  • May 19, 2020 – Local 7 members vote to accept settlement, GSU scholarship deadline extended to Sept. 1
  • May 12, 2020 – Local 7 voting on settlement, Local 8 starts work sharing, the Quarantine 15
  • May 5, 2020 – Employers reply on employee recognition during COVID, Local 4 wellness checks, Nutrien bargaining update
  • April 28, 2020 – Day of Mourning, JEC issues annual report, union proposes arbitration over video conference
  • April 21, 2020 – GSU brief on new hours of work provisions, Part III, Canada Labour Code, Another problem solved [quarantine]
  • April 14, 2020 – GSU promotes employee recognition during COVID-19 pandemic; Council approves COVID-19 pandemic donation; Employers show their appreciation to GSU members with bonus, increase in pay 
  • April 7, 2020 – Defense Fund vacancy, Joint Executive Council meets, teleconferencing etiquette
  • March 31, 2020 – GSU Council to meet, Local 19 ratifies settlement, tips for essential workers
  • March 24, 2020 – Local 19 members to vote, Unifor 594 still locked out, and how to avoid mood swings
  • March 17, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • March 3, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • February 11, 2020
  • February 4, 2020
  • January 28, 2020
  • January 21, 2020
  • January 14, 2020
  • January 7, 2020
  • December 24, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
  • December 10, 2019
  • December 3, 2019
  • November 26, 2019
  • November 19, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • November 5, 2019
  • October 29, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • October 15, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 1, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • September 17, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 3, 2019
  • August 27, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • August 6, 2019
  • July 29, 2019
  • July 23, 2019
  • July 16, 2019
  • July 2, 2019
  • June 25, 2019
  • June 18, 2019
  • June 11, 2019
  • June 4, 2019
  • May 14, 2019
  • May 7, 2019
  • April 30, 3019
  • April 23, 2019
  • April 16, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • April 2, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • March 5, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • February 19, 2019
  • February 12, 2019
  • February 5, 2019
  • January 29, 2019
  • January 22, 2019
  • January 15, 2019
  • January 8, 2019

 

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