October 9, 2018 

Anything can happen, but these are our calendar highlights for Oct. 9 to 12 at GSU:
  • The Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesday, oh wait Wednesday this week! 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@gsu.ca 
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson met with a member on Tuesday morning
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner and Steve Torgerson have a meeting with an employer on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Steve Torgerson will attend a Step 2 grievance meeting on Thursday. 
  • GSU staff rep Dale Markling will be temporarily absent from work until December.  Dale underwent successful hip replacement surgery and is in post-operation recovery. GSU staff reps Steve Torgerson and Donna Driediger, as well as general secretary Hugh Wagner, will be covering Dale's responsibilities while he is away. Members who would normally contact Dale at the Saskatoon office for assistance or information are urged to call the GSU office in Regina toll free at 1.866.522.6686 or send an email to  gsu@gsu.ca.

Annual General Membership Meetings this week:

Sub-Local 14.1 (Richardson - White City) - October 10 - 6:30 pm.m at Rock Creek East, Regina

Local 7 (Heartland) - October 11 - 12:00 noon conference call. 

Sub-Local 1.3 (Viterra - Moose Jaw) - October 13 - 10:00 a.m. at the Yara Centre, Moose Jaw.

Other things on our calendars:

Local 14 Bargaining Dates
November 1-2, 2018
Regina, SK.

Local 14's bargaining committee is Dennis Piasta (Kindersley), Dylan Pilon (Assiniboia), Justin Shauf (Langenburg) and general secretary Hugh Wagner. The Local's bargaining proposals will be published following the first meeting with Company management. Regular updates will be released as the bargaining proceeds.

Joint Executive Council Meeting
October 25, 2018
Regina, SK.

The autumn semi-annual meeting of GSU's Joint Executive Council (board of directors) will be held in Regina on October 25. JEC representatives will receive an update on administration, finances and current business of the union.

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour Convention 
Regina, SK - October 24 to 27

This year's convention is a milestone as SFL president Larry Hubich will be retiring after 16 years at the helm of the labour movement in Saskatchewan. The convention will elect Brother Hubich's successor and GSU delegates will be there to participate in this historic event.

You can learn more about convention here. Questions? Contact your GSU staff rep.

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

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@gsu.ca 

How to Confront Inappropriate Comments at Work

Harassing, inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviours can have a significant and long lasting negative consequences to a workplace. Primarily it can reek a heavy toll on the member who is receiving the negative comments or behaviours, but it can also affect other members who witness or know of the inappropriate conduct. 

The following online article will provide short tips and hints to remember should you witness or be involved in any inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviours. But it is very important to first note that your GSU elected officers and staff should be one of the first places you turn should you need any assistance. Your GSU staff are trained to assist you should you be subjected to any harassing, inappropriate or unwanted comments or behaviours. Your GSU staff can help you through all the steps and processes laid out in the following article. 

Please click follow the link to read the online article - How to Confront Inappropriate Comments at Work 

How to reuse absolutely any leftover 

We've all been there: Almost-empty jars of jam or gifted artisanal fruit butters lurk in the back of the refrigerator, because "I was saving the last bit for you." The roasted vegetables from last Sunday's farmers market haul no longer excite. The rotisserie chicken you grabbed from the grocery store looks as if a horde of angry vultures descended on it. The carton of french fries you took home "because maybe they'll re-crisp in the oven" is getting pushed farther and farther back, out of sight and out of mind. Or, the worst, you open the refrigerator door and out tumbles half of a formerly juicy lemon, taking with it the tiny Polish teacup that was housing it, which promptly shatters on the floor.

By keeping a few things in mind, you can save your leftovers, your sanity and your teacups. Of course, you can easily reheat most. Often, though, you want something different, without starting from scratch. Repurposing your leftovers means a lot of the work is already done: You just have to mix them together. Use our chart as a jumping-off point. Dig into the depths of your refrigerator and freezer, crack open that languishing takeout, and gather your oils and vinegars. We've got work to do.

To read the entire article follow this link:  How to reuse absolutely any leftover

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