June 27 , 2017  

Calendar highlights for June 26 to 30:

Anything can happen, but here is what we have scheduled for the week:
  • the Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesday. If you know a co-worker who doesn't receive the TMM and would like to, have them call GSU toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 or send an email to gsu.regina@sasktel.net
  • we're giving away tickets to the Riders' July 8 game in this Tuesday Members' Memo and on our web page - www.gsu.ca
  • staff rep Lawrence Maier attended a grievance hearing on Tuesday
  • staff rep Steve Torgerson will be attending a Mental Health Commission of Canada webinar on Wednesday. The main focus of the webinar is accessing and acquiring appropriate care for people with mental health issues

GSU offices will be closed on Monday, July 3 
in recognition of the Canada Day holiday.


Upcoming events:

SFL Summer Camp
August 27 - September 1, 2017
Camp Easter Seal ~ Manitou Lake 
Learn about the camp and how your camper could win free registration here.  

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's OH&S Conference
September 6 - 8, 2017
Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about the school  here

Contact your GSU staff rep for more information about these events, GSU's expense policy, or to register. 

GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page - www.gsu.ca.  



Earlier this year a GSU member contacted general secretary Hugh Wagner with regard to the rate of pay she was receiving. Wagner checked into the matter and discovered that the member was being paid significantly less than most of her co-workers in the same job classification despite being senior to many.
 
The matter was raised with the employer and for a couple of months the parties argued back and forth. Eventually the member received a significant adjustment in her rate of pay.
 
"Not every pay dispute is resolved in favour of union members, particularly since some employers have substantial discretionary power in relation to setting employees' rates of pay within a pay range," said general secretary Hugh Wagner. "In this case we were able to establish a solid argument based on the facts of the situation and the active involvement of the affected union member."
 
"Successfully resolving many employment issues for union members comes down to fact gathering and critically measuring employers' behavior against reasonable standards," said Wagner. "Things won't change unless we make arguments in favour of change and are willing to get involved in the struggle. This needs to happen at the individual level, as in this case, and especially at the collective level when we go into agreement renewal bargaining."


Have a question, comment or observation? Call a GSU staff rep.
 
Staff rep services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you. Contact information for GSU staff reps is available here


Calgary man challenges people to think differently about Canada's past 

On July 1 some people will be celebrating and others will be protesting Canada's 150 years of colonization. Michael Broadfoot isn't inclined to do either.

Broadfoot wanted to create an inclusive event that would leave people thinking differently about Canada's past, so he created the Trading Post 150 event which took place June 25 in Calgary.

"What we wanted to do was engage with Canada's 150 by bringing people together," he said. "We wanted people to feel included in a way that maybe some of the other events weren't."

Learn more here .



We are giving away two tickets to one lucky GSU member to watch the Riders take on the Tiger-Cats on July 8.

It's easy to enter our contest. Just send us your answer to this question:

What is GSU's toll-free number?

Get your answer to us by email at gsu.regina@sasktel.net or by fax to 306.565.3430 by 9:00 a.m. July 4 and we'll enter you in our draw.  Our winner will be announced in the July 4  Tuesday Members' Memo .

Check out our web page at www.gsu.ca for another chance to win!

There is no limit on how many times GSU members may win tickets throughout the season. GSU's Ticket Time contests are subject to our contest regulations. Read those here.

Congratulations to our latest contest winners Karen Morrison (Local 5 - Western Producer) and Kelvin Senger (Local 14 - Richardson).

Karen won last week's web page contest and Kelvin was the winner of our Tuesday Morning Memo contest. Kelvin and Karen each won two tickets to the Riders' July 1 home game.


Check out the virtual view from GSU's seats in Section 636.
 
Common outfit mistakes which can make you look messy

Walking in to an interview, meeting or social gathering wearing a layer of pet fur on your t-shirt, smudged glasses, and athletic shoes in a non-athletic situation speaks volumes about you before you even open your mouth.

Looking tidy and polished is never a bad idea. After all, you never know when you will be asked to step in to a meeting or presented with an opportunity to make a great first impression. 

Learn more about how to look groomed and polished here: 30 Outfit Mistakes That Make You Look Messy

This article has been printed for entertainment purposes. The views and opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of GSU, its members, officers, or staff.


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