February 12, 2019 

Anything can happen, but this is what's on our Feb. 11 - 15 calendars:
  • GSU staff members gathered in Regina on Monday to discuss membership meetings, GSU's 2020 convention, bargaining, grievances/arbitrations, and education opportunities for members in 2019
  • 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 [email protected]
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner and the Local 1 & 2 (Viterra) bargaining committee are meeting company representatives for bargaining on Tuesday and Wednesday
  • staff rep Steve Torgerson and the Local 4 (Grain Millers) bargaining committee are meeting their management counterparts in Yorkton for bargaining on Tuesday
  • Questions? Contact a GSU staff rep at either our Regina or Saskatoon office.

Just want advice? GSU can help

No problem is too big or small for your GSU staff rep. If you need advice or ideas about how to handle a workplace situation, call us.

Your inquiry will be treated with the strictest confidentiality, and c ontacting 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.

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

GSU staff rep contact information is available on our web page at gsu.ca.

Rush tickets. You want them, we have them! 

You could win two tickets to watch the Saskatchewan Rush take on the Colorado Mammoth on Feb. 22 

There's nothing like a little chest-thumping at a RUSH game to warm you up in this colder-than-cold weather, so enter our draw for your chance to win two tickets to the Feb. 22 game by answering this question:

If you could be a member of any team, what team would it be?

Don't let two left feet limit your answer! Whether you see yourself on your favourite NHL players' bench, working with teammates on the next space shuttle, or wearing a white coat and stethoscope as a member of the research team working on a cure, we want to hear from you.

Send your answer to [email protected] by 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 to be entered in our draw.

Watch GSU's web page, Tuesday Members' Memo for information and scholarship application forms

As GSU members, if you, your spouse, or your dependents are currently enrolled (or become successfully enrolled) in post-secondary education in 2019, you are eligible to apply for a GSU scholarship.

We will issue application forms in March, but you can prepare now by:
  • gathering up your letter of enrollment acceptance from your post-secondary education institution or school, 
  • lining up a letter of reference from a teacher, co-worker, or community member to tell our scholarship committee a bit about why you are a positive influence and contributor in your community who deserves a scholarship.
More information will be available soon.

Steps to deal with highly intimidating people

There are many types of intimidation. It can be subtle, perceived, or physical, and you can feel intimidated by someone's reputation, wealth, or unpredictability. Intimidation can make you freeze in work or social situations and it can keep you  from advancing in your career.

Understanding why someone intimidates you is a good first step to addressing the problem. After that, use these helpful hints to help you tackle the situation head on:

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