October 18 , 2016  

Calendar highlights for October 17 to 21:
  • bargaining gets underway today and tomorrow in Saskatoon for GSU's Local 5 (Western Producer) bargaining committee and staff rep Dale Markling
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner will meet with a GSU member on Thursday

GSU staff reps are on the road throughout October conducting CPS meetings.

Members can attend the meeting of their choice to vote on the memorandum of agreement.

Copies of a special report and memorandum of agreement were distributed to GSU Local 15 members for their consideration in advance of their meetings.

Contact your GSU staff rep with any questions or concerns.

GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page - 

It doesn't matter how you vote, the important thing is that you vote

Voting  gives you a voice. It allows you to decide on issues and choose leaders. Some votes are very close, so each vote  matters.

Whether you are voting on a contract or voting to choose a leader, take the time to vote.

The next general election for urban municipalities (cities, towns, villages) will take place  Wednesday October 26, 2016.

In  October 2016 , municipal elections will be held for councillors representing  odd-numbered divisions and the reeve  in rural municipalities.

Learn more about municipal elections here:   www.saskatchewan.ca

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner is working on a number of pay issues for members in Locals 1, 14 and 15. 

Do you have questions about your salary range, salary grade, or other pay issue?  Contact a GSU staff representative.

No problem is too small. Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone. Call us toll-free if you have a question or a problem you would like addressed.  Call 1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon).


We have a web page dedicated to GSU bargaining. 
Check it out at  www.gsubargaining.ca .

 Bargaining updates and reports are also available on GSU's web page -  www.gsu.ca.


Discovery Co-op

The two sides  met and came very close to reaching a tentative settlement during negotiations on October 14. 

At the end of the day, the committees parted and the union will be meeting with the members in the very near future to vote on the Company's proposal.   If the Company's proposal is not accepted, a strike vote will be taken at the meeting.
GSU's Local 17 bargaining committee members are  Shelbi Prescesky, Glen Morrison, and GSU staff rep Dale Markling. 
Western Producer

The first Local 5 (Western Producer) bargaining session takes place October 18 and 19 in Saskatoon.

The local's current collective agreement expired July 31, 2016.  

GSU's Local 20 bargaining committee members are Kim Quintin, Michelle Houlden, Laurie Michalycia, and Dale Markling (GSU staff rep). 

CHS Canada

The local's current collective agreement expires October 31, 2016. 

The company has been served notice to bargain and GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson has met with the members to discuss bargaining proposals.  

Questions or Concerns? Contact GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson. 

Congratulations Leanne Leibham (Local 2 - Viterra Head Office) and Dean Fortin (Local 15 - CPS Whitewood) who each won two tickets to watch the Roughriders' last game at the current Mosaic Stadium.
Leanne and Dean will be in the stands to witness the final kickoff at Mosaic Stadium on October 29 when the Riders take on the BC Lions. According to Riderville.com, fans will enjoy an expanded pregame, an extended halftime show, and on-field post-game celebration as the Riders kick off one last time in the long-time home of Rider Nation. 

We asked our ticket winners what they would m
iss most about the current stadium and what they were looking forward to in the new stadium. 

"What will I miss most about the current stadium ... reliving the memories of watching my son play high school football games there," Leanne reminisced. "What am I looking forward to in the new stadium? Better and more concerts."

Dean's favourite memories of the current stadium include watching the Riders take on the Bombers. 

"To really have a "Mosaic Experience", every fan should sit in the east grandstand and appreciate the Labour Day Classic." 

"As for the new stadium, I am looking forward to seeing the pride that will be throughout this province with the realization that our beloved Roughriders have survived to this point," Dean added. "I am so excited."

That's it for the 2016 season. Thanks to everyone who played along with us. Go, Riders!

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Your body language shapes who you are

When it comes to body language, in many ways we are no different from the animal kingdom. We have a number of interesting ways to physically puff ourselves up to occupy more space to be noticed, and we have the ability to curl up, shrink away, and try to hide from view.

From the way you ask a question to how you rest your hand on your face, you are sending those around you a strong message. 

Are you putting out strong, confident signals? 

In one of the most popular TED videos, s ocial psychologist Amy Cuddy shares her observations on body language, her experience of faking-it until she became it, and how you can do it, too. Watch Ann's video - Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are - here.

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