June 26, 2018 
Anything can happen around here, but this is what we have scheduled for the week:
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson met with a member on Monday
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner met with GSU members on Monday
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson has a conference call to discuss a Local 9 Hi-Pro Feeds executive grievance
  • staff representative Dale Markling is attending a Local meeting this afternoon in North Battleford
  • GSU staff will be at the Locals 1, 2 and 14 Board of Delegates meeting on Thursday. Delegates will be in attendance to begin preparations for bargaining this Fall.
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner and staff representative Donna Driediger are 
  • 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 
GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page:  gsu.ca  

GSU Riders
Time for more Rider ticket draws

As usual the Riders are teasing us with the start to their season, some good and some bad. So here is your chance to win tickets to cheer the Riders on and get back in the win column. 

You have 2 chance to win ticket this week. You can enter below for  a chance to win tickets to the July 5, 2018 game vs. Hamilton, plus you can enter to win tickets for the June 30, 2018 game this weekend on the website. 

You can enter and win both the website and the TMM tickets so don't miss out!

To enter the website contest head to the website now to enter www.gsu.ca. Then come back and enter to win tickets by sending in your answer to the following question. 

If you could ask your pet, or any other animal, one question, what would it be? Send your answers in to the GSU at gsu@gsu.ca. Send your entries in by Tuesday, July 3 by 12:00 noon to be entered to win tickets for the July 5, 2018 game. Winners will be announced in next weeks TMM.  



Staff Rep Donna Driediger is working with 3 members who have had concerns with their work anniversary dates reflecting appropriately with the salary step they are on.

They raised their concerns with Driediger who looked into their concerns and is now working with them to address the issue with the employer. 

It is always a good practice to look at your pay stub each and every month. If you become familiar with your pay stubs it is more likely that you will notice if you are not being paid at the correct rate or if you are not earning sick leave credits. 

If you have any questions about a your pay stub or have any concerns  don't hesitate to talk to your Local elected officers or your GSU staff representative. 

A GSU staff rep has access to information and can help gather all facts and identify whether your rights have been violated or what next steps you can take. Call us if you need advice or if there is a problem to be fixed. 

Contact information for GSU staff is available here.

How bad jobs can totally warp your sense of what's acceptable

Few people are as knee-deep in our work-related anxieties and sticky office politics as Alison Green, who has been fielding workplace questions for a decade now on her website Ask a Manager. In Direct Report, she spotlights themes from her inbox that help explain the modern workplace and how we could be navigating it better.

Working at a dysfunctional job is terrible for all the obvious reasons: unclear expectations, unrealistic workload, tyrannical boss, toxic co-workers, or whatever might warrant the category of "dysfunctional job" in the first place. But on top of the obvious, bad jobs exact an additional price that many people don't know about. If you stay in one long enough, it can totally warp your idea of normal. You'll often end up accepting things as unexceptional that you shouldn't tolerate at all, like unfair pay or being yelled at-and these expectations can shadow you into your next job too.

I often get letters at Ask a Manager describing abusive or exploitative work conditions from people who don't seem to realize that their situation is very abnormal. Sometimes that's because they're new to the workforce-a problem in its own right-but often it's because they've been in a dysfunctional environment for so long that their sense of what's appropriate shifts profoundly.

Want to read the entire article by Alison Green on Slate.com click here:How bad jobs can totally warp your sense of what's acceptable 

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