May 31 , 2017  

Calendar highlights for May 29 to June 2:

Anything can happen, but this is what we have scheduled 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 is on the road for station visits on Wednesday
  • staff rep Lawrence Maier is meeting with a GSU member on Wednesday
  • GSU staff will be in a staff meeting in Regina on Thursday
Upcoming events:

Prairie School for Union Women
June 11 - 15, 2017
Waskesiu Lake, SK
Learn more about the school and registration here

SFL Summer Camp
August 27 - September 1, 2017
Camp Easter Seal ~ Manitou Lake 
Register early! This popular camp fills up quickly!
Learn about the camp and how your camper could win free registration here.  

Contact your GSU staff rep for more information about these events, GSU's expense policy, or to register. 

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

Last chance to apply!
Application receipt deadline is tomorrow - June 1

GSU is pleased to offer $2,000 scholarships to five students who demonstrate an ability and a passion to inspire positive change in their community. 

Scholarships are available to GSU members and their immediate families - including spouses - who are enrolled in a diploma, degree, or certificate program at a community college, university, trade school, or technical institute as a full-time student in any country. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 1, 2017.

Detailed information is available on GSU's web page:

Glencore makes a takeover pitch for U.S. grain trader Bunge Ltd.

A Glencore takeover of Bunge would make Glencore a major player in the agricultural market and break dominance of the industry by Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Bunge, Cargill Inc. and Louis Dreyfus Co.

Learn more here: 

A GSU member was fairly certain he had correctly interpreted his employer's policy on sick leave, but he called staff rep Steve Torgerson to make sure.

Sorting out sick leave, doctors' notes, and the timeline when the health provider gets involved can be confusing. If you need help or if you simply want to confirm that your interpretation of company policy or your collective agreement is correct, don't hesitate to call us. 

Do you have a question about sick leave? 

Contact your GSU staff rep. Their services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.

Personal space: 
how close is too close? 

You may not have an exact measurement for the physical distance you prefer between you and those around you, but you are certainly aware when that space becomes violated.

A number of factors determine an acceptable amount of personal space, such as the genders of those involved, the relationship, and the venue - and there are certainly times when it is never okay to get too close.

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