August 1 , 2017  

Upcoming events

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Upcoming events:

SFL Summer Camp
August 27 - September 1, 2017 | Camp Easter Seal ~ Manitou Lake 
Learn about the camp  here.  

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's OH&S Conference
September 6 - 8, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about the school  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 -  

GSU staff reps regularly assist members who have been asked to learn a new skill or take on extra duties, responsibilities, or a higher-paid job.
"It's great when your manager sees how valuable you are to the company and provides you with an opportunity to become an even more valuable employee," said staff rep Steve Torgerson. "It  can be a good experience if you go into it with your eyes open and clear expectations, so there are a number of considerations and questions that need to be answered before employees agree to take on extra duties."
If you have been asked to take on new responsibilities, consider the following:  
  • What training will you need to perform the new task? How long will you be performing these extra duties? Discuss expectations and come to an agreement with your manager about what will be taking place.
  • Some additional duties or added responsibilities may not be appropriate. Always review and work through your annual objectives or goal setting with your manager.
  • Can you do the extra work and still perform your job fully and effectively? Make sure you can always do your job to the best of your ability. Better to do your job at 100 percent than piling on extra duties and doing everything at 85 percent. 
  • Do the extra duties fall within the job description of your current job, or should you expect Temporary Performance of Higher Duty (TPHD) pay as set out in your collective agreement?
Whether extra goals are added to your expectations for the year or you are being asked to take on additional tasks or responsibilities, talk to your manager and have a written record of what is expected.
If you need assistance or have questions, contact your GSU staff representative.

GSU staff reps will answer your questions and offer advice so you can talk to your manager effectively. At your request, your staff rep can also assist by working with the company to ensure that your best interests are looked after. 
Your inquiry will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. GSU staff rep services are provided to you as part of your union dues and there is no additional charge for assisting you. Contact information for our staff reps is available here

The BC Lions are coming to town to take on the Roughriders on August 13 and we have four tickets to give away

Want to win two tickets to the game? Send us your answer to the question below:
  • What was your first summer job?
     [Optional:] What was the best thing / worst thing about that job? 
Get your answer to us by 9:00 a.m. August 8 and we'll enter you in our draw. Submit your answer by email to or by fax to 306.565.3430.  Our winner will be announced in the next  Tuesday Members' Memo .

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

Check out the virtual view from our seats in Section 636.

How to stay motivated when everyone is on vacation

The workplace is a ghost town, your lunch buddies are gone, and it's the perfect day to throw on some shorts and spend time outside enjoying the sunshine.

It can be tough to spur yourself on to get through your workday when it seems like everyone else is on vacation.

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