WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Helping members sort through snow-day paystub issues

GSU staff reps are fielding calls from members who reviewed their pay stubs and are questioning how their time was calculated.

Employees throughout Saskatchewan were sent home early or told not to come in when last week’s winter storm created treacherous conditions, led to road closures, and caused power outages. GSU members may have access to options like pressing necessity, family leave or personal leave clauses in their collective agreements that might offer a leave of absence to deal with emergent situations.

“Collective agreements vary between employers. It’s a good idea to check your collective agreement to see what it says about access to leave for situations like we experienced with last week’s storm, or when a family member needs urgent care or your water heater floods your basement,” said GSU staff rep Donna Driediger. “When you know what leave is available to you and when it can be accessed, you can make informed decisions. That will also help ensure your time is recorded as you intend it on your pay stub, and it will help you identify when it’s not paid out properly, too.”

If you have questions about how your work time was paid out during the blizzard, or what you may be entitled to for pressing necessity or personal leave in your collective agreement, don’t hesitate to reach out to your GSU staff rep. Our services are provided to you as part of your union dues and your inquiry will remain confidential.