February 27, 2018  

A nything can happen, but here is what we have scheduled for the week:
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  • 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 
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner will be at a grievance meeting on Tuesday.
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson will be in contract negotiations on Tuesday.
  • planning is underway for GSU's upcoming biennial policy convention March 22 to 24 in Humboldt, SK. If you are interested in attending, contact your GSU staff representative

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - on March 8th the Women's Action Group is hosting an event with author and activist Angela Davis. The event starts at 7:00 pm at the Riddell Centre Theatre at the University of Regina. Click here to see the poster for more information. 

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


A GSU member working for Grain Millers had an issue with their attendance bonus. The issues was taken to the their manager and was still not resolved.  

Staff representative Steve Torgerson assisted the member in filing a grievance that formalizes the process to allow for discussions to try to resolve the issue. Once the grievance was filed the Company looked  into  the situation and within a few days had agreed to pay the  attendance bonus to the employee. 

The right to file a workplace grievance and be assisted by a union representative without fear of reprisal or retribution is a fundamental principle of union representation. Filing a grievance will bring your issue to the forefront and will cause the Company to consider the facts of the case. Not every grievance is successful, but every grievance delivers value.

If you want to learn more about your rights and the grievance process contact a GSU elected officer or Staff Rep.

No problem is too small, and identifying problems when they are small benefits everyone.

GSU staff reps will help find answers to your questions, but we won't act on your behalf without your direction and approval. These services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.

Contact information for GSU staff is available here .

Excited about the new faces and familiar cast of characters lined up to attend convention. Join us!
Click here to learn more about the event that moved Hundeby's and started him on his path to truth and reconciliation. 

Join GSU members, officers and staff at convention.

Come to convention and represent the hard-working members of GSU. It is union members who set the direction for the union, and convention is the place to tell us what we are doing well and to set sights on what we need to do in the future. 

If you are interested in learning more or attending convention,  contact your GSU staff representative .

Wages and expenses of GSU members in attendance will be covered by GSU.

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Good 'ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that "The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For many people, work wears out their health" [3]. 

Now, this doesn't apply to every person, and there are certainly health benefits to not working a sedentary job all day. However, intensive repetitive motions mandated in manual labor jobs can certainly have negative lasting effects on the back, shoulders, legs, knees...pretty much your whole body, really. 

Don't fret! Some simple tweaks in your daily routines can help decrease the harm that your manual labor job has on your body. Here are 9 ways to help save your body from the lasting effects of manual labor:

To read the full article follow this link to the Atlantic Training Blog article  9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard/Manual Labor

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