October 2, 2018 

Anything can happen, but these are our calendar highlights for Oct. 1 to 5 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 
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner will be meeting with Local 8 officers at a bargaining preparation meeting on Wednesday. 

Here are somethings on our Fall calendar 


GSU members who sign up and are approved to participate in GSU-sanctioned events will have their time off work, wages, and expenses covered in accordance with GSU's expense policies (child care included). GSU staff will also assist you with arranging the time off with your employer.

Submit your expression of interest to your staff rep or directly to GSU by email at gsu@gsu.ca if you are interested in attending either of these events.


Annual Meetings
Fall/Winter 2018

It's that time of year when GSU holds the annual meetings of the Locals and Sub-Locals. Between the beginning of October and the middle of December more than 40 annual meetings of union members will be held throughout Saskatchewan to discuss Local issues, hold elections, vote on the Defense Fund and review the General Secretary's 2018 Report. 

Copies of the report will be distributed at meetings or you can view and download a copy on our website here General Secretary's 2018 Report

Watch your inbox for the meeting notice covering your GSU Local or Sub-Local.


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 


GSU Staff Update

GSU Staff Rep Dale Markling will be temporarily absent from work for two to three months commencing Thursday, October 4, 2018. He will be undergoing hip replacement surgery and 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.

Please join us in wishing Dale a successful operation and speedy recovery.



GSU Riders
Rider Turkey Bowl Tickets!

It is time for the Turkey Bowl! The Riders will be hosting the Edmonton Eskimos on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 

To be entered to win 2 tickets to the game all you have to do is email in your answer to the following question by Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. The winners will be drawn that morning and will be notified on Friday. 

With the weather turning cold and wet/snowy it is inevitable that we starting looking forward to upcoming holidays, which of the following holidays do you like most and why? Thanksgiving, Halloween or Christmas?

Send your answer to gsu@gsu.ca to be entered to win. Good luck!







25 Mistakes Successful People Never Make Twice 


Everybody makes mistakes -- it's part of life. In fact, it's through our mistakes and failures that we acquire the experiences and insight that allow us to succeed.

Some people have a hard time admitting it when they make a mistake. However, successful people recognize when they've made a blunder. They learn from it, grow and then move on. They know that if they ignore a mistake they can get caught in a negative cycle that will leave them defeated. That would be true failure.

In order to help you avoid failure, here are the 25 biggest mistakes successful people may make once, but not twice.

1. Ignoring your gut instinct.
Sometimes we just sense something is off without being able to explain why. It's easy to discount these instincts, perhaps because we're not really sure if we should trust a hunch over our rational mind. But successful people only make that mistake once before they realize that their gut instincts should never be ignored. Taking your instincts into account will give you a broader perception of what's going on and make you more confident of your decisions.

2. Not asking tough questions.
Sometimes we're uncomfortable prying into every detail because we fear being intrusive. But there are times when you have to ask the tough questions. Successful people may fail to do that once, but when they get burned, they'll ignore the awkwardness and make sure they have all the information they need.

To read the entire article follow this link:   25 Mistakes Successful People Never Make Twice

This article has been printed for entertainment purposes. The views and opinions expressed are not necessarily those of GSU, its members, officers, or staff.


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