July 16, 2019 

Need advice? No problem is too small.


Identifying problems as soon as they arise benefits everyone. It's easier to solve problems when they are small, and sometimes a brief comment, email or meeting is all that's needed to address a situation.


Contacting GSU does not mean you are obligated to file a grievance. We are here to assist you in any way we can, but we will not contact your employer or act on your behalf without consultation, direction, and approval from you.


Call us when you think there is a problem to be fixed.


Questions? Contact a GSU staff rep at either our Regina or Saskatoon office.


These services are provided to you as part of your union dues. There is no additional charge for assisting you.



We are pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of our five $2,000 GSU scholarships.
Local 1.2 GSU member - Viterra/Moose Jaw terminal
Studies:  Public Fire Paramedic Program
Local 2 GSU member Raelee Kearns - Viterra Head Office
Studies: Combined Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Science Mathematics
Local 15 GSU member - Nutrien Ag Solutions, Regina
Studies: Education BEd Middle Years (6-9)
Local 5 member Sharlene Tetrault - Western Producer
Studies: Medical Administration
Local 5 GSU member Lila Zentner - Western Producer
Studies: Masters in Finance.
GSU scholarship committee members Jim Brown (GSU president), Brett North (GSU vice president), and Brian Cowan (GSU council member) were tasked with reviewing applications and choosing this year's recipients from a competitive pool of applicants.
" Tuition fees and accommodation costs continue to increase," said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. "We are pleased to award these scholarships and help these students with their education costs."
Congratulations to our recipients and thank you to our committee for their hard work.

The scholarship competition is open annually to GSU members, their spouses, and dependent children who have not previously won a GSU scholarship.

Scholarship applicants must be 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.


The 2018-2022 Local 1&2 (Viterra) collective agreements are now available at gsu.ca

The GSU Local 1 (Viterra Ops/Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Head Office) collective agreements have been finalized, signed by company and union officials, and are now available online on GSU's web page under the collective agreement tab on the navigation bar. 

Collective agreement booklets are being prepared for distribution to members.  In the meantime, read or download the agreements here:
Knowing your rights and making sure you are treated fairly strengthens your collective agreement. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with terms of your employment and your rights in the workplace. If you have questions about your agreement, don't hesitate to contact your GSU staff rep for assistance. 

Service from GSU staff reps is provided to members as part of their union dues. There is never an additional charge for assisting you.

Make new friends in low places at Mosaic Stadium

We're going to send two GSU members and their friends to see Garth Brooks. They'll be sitting in the low places of Mosaic Stadium's Section 115 on Aug. 9 in the company of nearly 40,000 potential new friends.

Interested in winning tickets? Details will be made available, soon.

Study confirms Sunday Scaries are real

Many of us look forward to the weekend as a time of leisure, rest, and relaxation, but a new survey found that a lot of workers cut their weekend enjoyment short by worrying about their Monday return to work.

Don't let thoughts of an upcoming busy week, the inevitable onslaught of email in your inbox, or the thought of last week's incompleted tasks take your focus away from an enjoyable weekend. 

Take a deep breath and follow this link to learn more about how to minimize your Sunday Scaries:  A Therapist's guide to Sunday Scaries

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