August 14, 2018 

Upcoming events

SFL Convention October 24 to 27

The annual convention of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour will be held in Regina at the Queensbury Centre from October 24 to 27, 2018. This year's convention is a milestone as SFL President Larry Hubich (and GSU member) will be retiring after 16 years at the helm of the labour movement in Saskatchewan. The convention will elect Brother Hubich's successor and it is important for GSU to participate in this historic event.

If you want to be a GSU delegate to the 2018 SFL convention (wage loss and expenses will be covered by GSU), please submit your expression of interest to GSU by email on or before September 20, 2018.  Learn more about convention  here

SFL Summer Camp
August 25 - 31, 2018, Camp Easter Seal, Manitou Lake, SK.
Learn more about camp here

OH&S Conference
September 12-14, 2018, Delta Hotel, Regina, SK.
Learn more about the conference here

If you are interested in attending any of these events contact your staff representative for more information. 

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

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  

Congratulations to Lynn Shaw wand Sharlene Tetrault who won tickets to the RoughRider game this Sunday evening against Calgary. 

Stay tuned to next week's TMM for a chance to win tickets to the Labour Day Classic!

GSU Serves Notices to Bargain

GSU's agreement renewal bargaining agenda will be full this fall as the union has served notice to bargain with Advance Tank Production/Tank Centres, Discovery Co-op, Lake Country Co-op,
Lloydminster Co-op and Viterra. In early September GSU will also serve notice to bargain with Richardson Pioneer.

On June 27 GSU delegates representing employees working for Richardson Pioneer (GSU Local 14) and Viterra (GSU Locals 1 and 2) met to begin drafting bargaining proposals. Union members working for Advance and at the three co-ops are doing the same over the summer.

If there are issues GSU members want to see addressed in bargaining with their employer, it's not too late to submit your ideas. Just email GSU and your suggestions will be considered by the bargaining committee for your bargaining unit.

Collective bargaining is at the core of being represented by GSU. Get involved in bargaining better wages and working conditions for your workplace!

How To Manage Your Boss -- Ten Dos And Don'ts 

We manage our relationships with our kids and our kids' teachers. We manage our relationships with our co-workers and the mail carrier. We pay attention to the needs, concerns, sensitivities and preferences of the people we interact with frequently - if we are awake!

We are all learning to find our voice. If you want to learn from difficult experiences you've had, you have to see your part in whatever caused you pain. If you don't see your part, you will not be able to change anything when the same circumstances show up again. That's how Mother Nature works. She keeps serving up the same lesson until we learn the lesson. Then we get a new lesson.

Here are three of the ten Dos and Don'ts for managing your relationship with your boss:

5. Do express your concerns, complaints, frustrations and rants -- but in a positive fashion. Take whatever you're unhappy about (e.g., staff meeting minutes almost never get distributed) and turn it into a suggestion (What if we used the first agenda slot at next week's staff meeting to decide how we're going to distribute minutes every week?)

6. Do speak up if your manager is confused or misinformed about your role, goals, results or any other aspect of your work. Clearing up miscommunication with your boss is extremely important and will grow your muscles.

7. When your boss is a pain in the neck, don't take it personally. Most managers get almost no leadership training and very little support. They don't know how to manage their stress, and who can blame them? Don't take abuse from anyone at work, but if your boss is short with you don't label him or her an idiot or bully or label yourself a failure. Neither is true. You're fine and your boss is fine, and work is a stressful place. CDC says normal humans need eight to nine hours of sleep; about 40 percent of U.S. soldiers get fewer than five. And that's when they're stationed at home, sleeping their "normal" amount. The sleep deprivation gets even more extreme when they're in combat.

To read the entire article How to Manage your Boss - 10 Dos and Don'ts  follow the link. 

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