December 12, 2017  

  Anything can happen, but here is what we have scheduled for the week: 
  • this is the final week of our annual general membership meetings and having GSU staff reps on the road. The remaining meetings will be completed this week
  • 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 
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner attended a grievance hearing and a separate meeting with a GSU member on Monday.
  • Hugh Wagner met with employers on Monday and Tuesday.
Upcoming events:

GSU Biennial Policy Convention
Humboldt, SK - March 22-24, 2018  
Interested in attending? Contact your GSU staff rep.

Other upcoming events are posted at

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

Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone.

It's easier to solve problems when they are small, and sometimes a brief comment, email, or meeting is all that's needed to address a situation. 

You are the best source of information about your workplace. Don't assume GSU staff reps know there is a problem. Give us a call and let us know.

Your call is confidential and our services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.

Lawrence - Regina
Dale - Saskatoon
Steve Torgerson - - Regina

Toll-free 1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon)


Claim your health spending credit by Dec. 31

Health spending accounts are a provision in several GSU collective agreements.They may have different names - such as health spending account, health flex account, or health flex spending account - but they all cover different additional health benefit costs that occur throughout the year.

Contact your GSU staff rep if you are unsure if your agreement has a health account or if you need clarification on your account coverage.

Staff Rep Steve Torgerson recently assisted GSU members with questions about layoffs, top-up, and what that entails.
GSU staff can provide additional assistance you may need regarding layoff or any other employment insurance claim. We can even help you with EI appeals.

Contact a GSU staff rep with your questions and concerns. We will work with you to find answers to your questions, find solutions that work for you, and we won't act on your behalf without your direction and approval. 

Contact information for GSU staff is available here .

How are you managing the stress of the holiday season?
For a time of year that should be centered on peace, serving others, and appreciating family and friends, it can sure be stressful. 

Check out these tips for calming your inner perfectionist and fending off holiday stress:   
10 Tips for Relieving Holiday Stress

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