October 4 , 2016  

Calendar highlights for October 3 to 7:
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner is meeting individually with GSU members on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
  • Lawrence Maier met with a GSU member on Tuesday
  • GSU staff reps are on the road throughout October conducting CPS meetings.
    Copies of a special report and memorandum of agreement were distributed to GSU Local 15 (CPS) members for their consideration in advance of their meetings. Watch your email for your meeting notice, learn more at www.gsu.ca, and contact your staff rep if you have any questions.
GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page -  www.gsu.ca    

Upcoming event:

Precarious work in the Millennial Generation

Precarious work is an emerging crisis in Canada and is the only reality for millennials entering the workforce. Millennials have not experienced good jobs and will not, if job precarity continues to develop unchecked.

Niki Ashton, NDP MP and Critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development invites young people to join her to voice experiences, concerns and research on the issue and how the federal government can take a leadership role in reversing this trend.

Saskatoon consultation:
Where: UFCW Local 1400 Hall, 1526 Fletcher Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
When: Saturday, October 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Regina consultation:
Where: Bushwakker Brewpub, 2206 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan
When: Friday, October 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please RSVP here: Regina Regional Consultation

Everyone welcome!

GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner was contacted by a group of unionized employees in Alberta who are struggling with their employer's demands for collective agreement concessions.
Wagner has engaged the leaders of the union in question and is advising them on a course of action in their difficult circumstances.
"From time to time we get requests for assistance and advice from outside GSU by other people who've heard about our success in representing workers," Wagner said. "We're always willing to help because we believe in the principle that what we have for ourselves, we want for all others."
"I'm working on this and for the moment I can't reveal the facts or players, but we've been there," Wagner said. "I will let you know how it turns out."  

Do you have questions about your collective agreement? 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 union committee will be presenting revised bargaining proposals to company representatives when the two sides meet on October 14.
GSU's Local 17 bargaining committee members are  Shelbi Prescesky, Glen Morrison, and GSU staff rep Dale Markling. 
Lloydminster & District Co-operative Association 

GSU bargaining spokesperson Dale Markling is working with Federated Co-op HR representative Matt Boyko to complete the final revisions on the new collective agreement. 
GSU's Local 18 bargaining committee members are Christina Jones, Les Strueby, and GSU staff rep Dale Markling

Prairie Co-op  

Company representatives and GSU bargaining spokesperson Steve Torgerson are working to find mutually agreeable wording to incorporate memorandum of settlement changes into the new collective agreement. 

The union and company bargaining committees reached a tentative settlement during their August 12 bargaining session. 
GSU's Local 19 bargaining committee members are Lindsay Hill (Strasbourg), Debbie Hillier (Cupar), and Steve Torgerson (GSU staff rep). 

Western Producer

Bargaining gets underway for this local on October 18 and 19.

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. 

The Alouettes will be in town October 22 to take on the Roughriders, and you could be there. 

We have four tickets to give away to two lucky GSU members. To enter our draw, give us your prediction for the outcome of the October 22 game. Will the Riders win or will the Alouettes leave Mosaic Stadium as the victors?

Get your answer to us by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11 and we will enter your name in the draw. Entries will be accepted by email at gsu.regina@sasktel.net, fax 306.565.3430, or by delivery to 2334 McIntyre Street in Regina. 

Entry in GSU contests and acceptance of prizes constitutes permission to use winner's name, city, province, name of employer, and winning entry for promotional purposes. Please refer to GSU's contest rules and regulations for more information.

10 indirect ways you are being judged

We all make observations about people we know, people we meet, and people we see in passing as we go about our lives. 

Do you shred your cuticles to bits? Are you an exceptionally loud laugher? Do you give the dreaded wet-noodle handshake?

What do people notice when they meet you?  Check out these 10 indirect things we get judged on  and see how you measure-up.

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