September 3, 2019 

GSU calendar highlights for September 3 - 6:
  • The Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesdays. 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
  • Nutrien bargaining: What issues should your bargaining committee tackle this autumn and what might need to wait for next time? We've set Sept. 19 as the date for Local 15 (Nutrien) delegates to gather in Regina and discuss bargaining priorities. Are you interested in attending and representing the thoughts or your coworkers? Contact your GSU Staff Rep for more information or to register. 
  • Questions? Contact a GSU staff rep at either our Regina or Saskatoon office.

GSU's Joint Executive Council will meet on Sept.26

The Joint Executive Council is the governing body of the union which formulates policy and oversees the business of the GSU between Policy Conventions.

This group of elected representatives will be getting together in Regina on Sept. 26.

If you have business you would like the council to consider, please advise your elected representatives or your  GSU staff rep.

Local 15 NUTRIEN BARGAINING: What should we tackle now

Planning is underway for a bargaining preparation meeting of GSU Local 15 delegates in Regina on Sept. 19. The meeting will focus on assembling agreement renewal bargaining proposals from priorities identified by Local 15 members. Delegates will also elect a bargaining committee to meet with the employer's representatives as we negotiate a renewed collective agreement covering unionized facilities in Saskatchewan.  

"Members have already indicated that they want to address a decent wage increase payable to every employee and clear steps taking employees to the top of the salary range for their position in bargaining a new collective agreement," said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. "Achieving these objectives will require determination and unity within the membership."

GSU staff have analyzed the results of our recent Local 15 bargaining survey and broke it down into categories for discussion at this meeting.

If you are an elected Local 15 officer or a GSU member working for Nutrien, join us for the meeting. We need you to help decide what issues the bargaining committee should tackle this autumn and what might need to wait for next time.

Delegates attending the meeting in Regina are entitled to fully paid union leave, accommodation, meal, and travel expenses.

The current collective agreement between Nutrien and GSU expires on December 31, 2019.  

Contact your GSU staff rep for more information and watch GSU's web page and upcoming Tuesday Members' Memos for updates as the meeting date draws closer.


10 Easy Back-to-School Tips for Both Parents and Kids

Going back to school can be stressful for the whole family. Summer provides a needed break for everyone, however, with the  lack of structure, it can wreak havoc when it comes back to returning to school.

The summer schedule and routine tends to be more relaxed and carefree with traveling, camps, and family vacations. The different change in environment from summer to school can be a  challenging transition.

If you're stressed about t he upcoming school year, check out these 10 back-to-school tips for parents and kids!

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