January 23, 2018  

A nything can happen, but here is what we have scheduled for the week:
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner and executive assistant Dorothy Merk met with the union's auditor on Monday
  • GSU staff members gathered in Regina on Monday to discuss staff assignments and upcoming union business 
  • staff rep Steve Torgerson attended a conference call meeting on Monday
  • 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 
  • Hugh Wagner met with a member and replied to a grievance on Tuesday 

  • staff rep Dale Markling will be at Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) bargaining on Wednesday

  • Hugh Wagner will meet with a member on Wednesday

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

Join us in wishing GSU's Dorothy Merk well in her upcoming retirement

There is a changing of the guard in GSU's office administration. After nearly 27 years with the union, Dorothy Merk is retiring from her position of Executive Assistant effective January 31.

"Dorothy's dedication to GSU is inspiring," said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. "Her commitment to serving GSU members and her work ethic are second to none. I wish Dorothy a very long and happy retirement. She will be missed."

If you would like to wish Dorothy well you can find her at her desk at gsu.merk@sasktel.net or 306.352.3515 until noon on January 31. 

Planning is well underway for GSU's biennial policy convention

Invitations have been sent out and RSVPs are coming in. Scheduled speakers and presentations are being confirmed, and entertainment is being prepared.

Everything is on track for an interesting, informative, interactive, and productive convention. All we need is you.

Would you like to attend convention?

GSU members, officers and staff will be gathering in Humboldt from March 22 to 24 for GSU's biennial policy convention.

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

Staff rep Steve Torgerson has been in contact with GSU members who think their duties and responsibilities have increased to the point where a job reclassification may be in order. Steve is working with them to put the information together and start the dialogue with the company.

If you have questions about a workplace issue or if you are experiencing problems in the workplace, contact your GSU staff. 

GSU staff reps will help find answers to your questions, but we won't act on your behalf without your direction and approval. 

Contact information for GSU staff is available here .

Are you convinced you haven't earned what you have achieved?

Have you spent time believing you are half as good as you are and thinking you got twice as far as you should have with luck, not skill? You could be under the spell of impostor syndrome. Wikipedia defines impostor syndrome as an inability to internalize our accomplishments, and harbouring a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud.

The following article will help you calm your fears of inadequacy and acknowledge that not everyone in the room is smarter than you.

Learn more here:
How to tackle impostor syndrome in the new year

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