July 17, 2018 

Grain and General Services Union is pleased to announce the recipients of our five $2,000-scholarships as chosen by the GSU scholarship committee and our one $2,000 bursary awarded to a First Nations University of Canada student :

Visit GSU's web page for information about our recipients, including pictures, bios, and essays - www.gsu.ca


GSU spoke with members who have been expected to be ready to load cars if a train shows up on the weekend, but are not being compensated as standby pay.

Donna advised members if the expectation is that they are to be ready for work members should be putting in for standby pay for the time they are expected to be available and ready for work.

If you are not sure that you should be putting in for standby pay contact your GSU staff rep. Contact information is available here.

It's time for another ticket giveaway. The Stampeders will be in town to take on the Riders on July 28 and you could be there.

To enter our draw for two tickets to the July 28 game, answer the following question:

If you could try another job, what job would you like to try?

Send us your answer by email to gsu@gsu.ca. Make sure it is in our hands by 9:00 a.m. July 24 to be entered in the draw.

Our winner will be announced in our July 24 Tuesday Members' Memo.

   Facebook will now teach you how to spot fake news 

Do you know how to identify fake news?

The media and tech industry has been freaking out of late over the spread of misinformation and false news reports online - and Facebook has admitted some of its users might need a helping hand to identify it.

Facebook is clearly keen to be seen as acting proactively in the fight against misinformation online. The social network has come under heavy criticism over its central role in the spread of fake news, with some detractors even suggesting that it played a part in the election of Donald Trump.

Read Facebook's tips to spot fake new here:  Tips to Spot False News

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