September 12 , 2017  

Anything can happen, but these are a few things we have scheduled for the week: 
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner had a conference call meeting on Monday 
  • GSU staff were in a staff meeting on Monday 
  • staff rep Dale Markling was at the Western Producer for meetings on Tuesday
  • Hugh Wagner attended hearings at the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board on Tuesday 
  • 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
Upcoming events:

Grain and General Services Union's Joint Executive Council Meeting
October 19, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about the  GSU's  Joint Executive Council  here.

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour 62nd Annual Convention
October 18 - 20, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about convention 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 -  

A GSU member has requested clarification on the "Temporary Performance of Higher Duties" provision of their collective agreement.  The employee feels they are performing duties that are above the job description set out for their position. 

When employees are assigned to do duties that are above their job description, they are entitled to be paid the proper rate of pay for the period they are assigned to the increased responsibility. GSU staff rep Lawrence Maier is looking into the matter and will be communicating with the member before any further action is taken. 

Contact your GSU staff rep for assistance with questions or concerns.
Your inquiry will be treated with strict confidentiality. Contact information for our staff reps is available here

Community gathers for the Saskatoon and District Labour Council's Labour Day BBQ

Through collective action of unionized workers, Saskatoon and District Labour Council (SDLC) advocates for social justice and fairness in the community. GSU's Dale Markling sits on the  SDLC executive as a representative of GSU and he was happy to help out at the SDLC's free Labour Day barbeque in Saskatoon's Victoria Park on Sept. 4.

As they do every year, affiliated unions and organizations provided live entertainment, children's activities, swag, treats and information. Event organizers were pleased that a  large crowd came out to enjoy a beautiful autumn day and help  celebrate the achievements of working people and recognize the contributions unions make to the well-being of our communities.

(Above) GSU staff rep Dale Markling pitched in by flipping burgers at the SDLC's Sept. 4 Labour Day picnic in Saskatoon's Victoria Park.

(Below) Warm weather contributed to an excellent turnout for this year's event.

The Riders take on the Stampeders September 24 and we have tickets to the game.

Answer the following question to enter our draw for your chance to win two tickets to the game:

What is your favourite thing about autumn?

Get your answer to the GSU Regina office by September 18 at 9:00 a.m. and you will be entered in our draw. Email your answer to or fax us at 306.565.3430.

Good luck!

Visit our web page at for another question and another chance to win.

Virtual view from GSU's seats in Section 636.

Brilliant idea? Jot it down

A great idea hits you and the concept is so fantastic you couldn't possibly forget it. Or could you?

There is no way we can remember the t housands of thoughts that run through our heads every day. When you have a stroke of brilliance, be sure to jot down your ideas before your brain has a chance to file them away. And don't forget to check back to put your ideas into action.

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