October 25 , 2016  

Calendar highlights for October 24 to 28:
GSU staff reps are on the road this week conducting CPS meetings.

Members can attend the meeting of their choice to vote on the memorandum of agreement.

Copies of a special report and memorandum of agreement were distributed to GSU Local 15 members for their consideration in advance of their meetings.

Contact your GSU staff rep with any questions or concerns.

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


GSU staff representative Steve Torgerson has been assisting a member who is having problems with their earned sick leave administered by an insurance company. It is important to stay on top of all sick leave claims to ensure you aren't denied coverage, returned to work without the appropriate accommodations or just not receiving the help you need to return to full health.

Do you have questions about a sick leave claim or about how to work with an insurance provider?  Contact a GSU staff representative.

No problem is too small. Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone. Call us toll-free if you have a question or a problem you would like addressed.  Call 1.866.522.6686 (Regina) or 1.855.384.7314 (Saskatoon).


We have a web page dedicated to GSU bargaining. 
Check it out at  www.gsubargaining.ca .

 Bargaining updates and reports are also available on GSU's web page -  www.gsu.ca.


Discovery Co-op

The two sides  met and came very close to reaching a tentative settlement during negotiations on October 14. 

At the end of the day, the committees parted and the union will be meeting with the members in the very near future to vote on the Company's proposal.   If the Company's proposal is not accepted, a strike vote will be taken at the meeting.

GSU's Local 17 bargaining committee members are  Shelbi Prescesky, Glen Morrison, and GSU staff rep Dale Markling. 
Western Producer

Union and management bargaining committees met for their first bargaining session October 18 and 19 in Saskatoon. The preliminary talk during the first two days was productive, but both side are still a long ways apart. 

Both sides will meet again on November 1, 2016 to continue the bargaining process. 

The local's current collective agreement expired July 31, 2016.  

GSU's Local 20 bargaining committee members are Kim Quintin, Michelle Houlden, Laurie Michalycia, and Dale Markling (GSU staff rep). 

CHS Canada

The local's current collective agreement expires October 31, 2016. 

The company has been served notice to bargain and GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson has met with the members to discuss bargaining proposals.  

Questions or Concerns? Contact GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson. 


How to Lie to Yourself and Others with Statistics

Numbers and statistics are incredibly valuable in business and life. Understanding the empirical  evidence is vital to making the correct decision. Whether that is buying a house or planning a corporate expansion. 

But numbers, like anything, can be misapplied and misinterpreted. Understanding the difference between false data and selective bias can help you judge for yourself how to present your statistics, and how to interpret someones else's statistical analysis. 


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