January 19, 2021

´╗┐Calendar highlights and upcoming events:
GSU Convention - Regina, SK - March 18 & 19

Registration forms have been sent to elected GSU officers. In-person attendance at our convention will be strictly limited to adhere to the Saskatchewan government's COVID protocol for gatherings. We only have a couple of in-person credentials left, so if you are hoping to be in Regina for convention (rather than participating virtually), get your registration form filled out and back to GSU soon.
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Local 6 (Wild West Steelhead) members vote to accept memorandum of settlement

Last night's stormy weather made the journey to vote difficult, but Local 6 members came out in force to cast their ballots and ultimately vote to accept the terms of the Jan. 12 memorandum of settlement.

GSU staff rep Dale Markling has notified the employer of the results of the vote and he is preparing the new collective agreement booklet for distribution to members.

Thank you to bargaining committee members Amber Pearson, Pasha Mughal, Amanda Pearson, and Dale Markling for their hard work in reaching a settlement with the employer.
GSU staff rep Dale Markling is assisting GSU members who filed grievances after a new employee was hired into the same position as the grievors, but at a higher rate of pay than existing employees at the location.

If you have a question about a workplace issue, call GSU

Contacting GSU doesn't mean you are obligated to file a grievance. We will work with you to answer your questions, recommend what course of action is best to follow, and find the solutions that work for you.

These services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.
How do you stay motivated and happy?
A lot of people have been sick from COVID, but everyone is sick of COVID.

From news reports to masks to the absence of get-togethers with family and friends, we are constantly reminded that we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. That certainly doesn't lend itself to making anyone feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled. Now that Christmas credit card bills are here and the winter blahs are settling in, it's more important than ever to pull ourselves up by our boot straps and administer some selfcare by seeking out familiar and different ways to nurture all aspects of our wellbeing.

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