April 30, 2019 

Anything can happen, but this is our schedule April 29 to May 3:
  • 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 gsu@gsu.ca
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner had a meeting with Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board official on Monday
  • Hugh Wagner and staff representative Dale Marking is attending the Western Transportation Advisory Council's spring forum Tuesday through Thursday
  • staff representative Steve Torgerson has a meeting at the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour on Tuesday
  • Steve Torgerson and the Local 4 (Grain Millers) bargaining committee meet their management counterparts for bargaining on Thursday and Friday in Yorkton
  • Questions? Contact a GSU staff rep at either our Regina or Saskatoon office.

Have you been accepted into university or tech school? 
Are you a GSU member, spouse or dependant of a GSU member? 
If your answer is YES, you are eligible to apply for a GSU scholarship.


 
GSU is offering five $2,000 scholarships to GSU members, spouses and dependants in 2019

GSU is pleased to offer $2,000 scholarships to five students who demonstrate hard work, a willingness to seek further education to improve themselves, and a drive to inspire positive change in their communities.

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

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. 

Learn more about the scholarship program and download your scholarship forms and guidelines here: GSU scholarship program

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 1, 2019.



 

Playoffs!!!

You gotta love the National Lacrosse League as they don't waste any time in getting the playoffs started. The first round game #1 is this Friday night, May 3 at 7:30 pm, and the first two rounds are both one and done rounds so the RUSH need to win! Also, with the game this Friday we need to give these tickets away fast. So send in your answer the question below by Wednesday at 12:00 noon to be entered to win.  

At the beginning of the season the NLL and the players were bargaining a new collective agreement and reached a 5-year deal.  Bargaining contracts is a regular process in today's working world, whether it is collectively with your co-workers or individually one to one. To be entered to win:

Tell us what Canadian sport league is currently in the middle of contract negotiations? 

Send your answer into gsu@gsu.ca and the winner will be drawn Wednesday afternoon.





Happy May Day!


May 1 is celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival and as an international day honouring workers.

If you are in Saskatoon, consider attending the May 1 at 1:00 p.m. ceremony in Friendship Park (19 Street E. (Spadina Crescent E.), Saskatoon).

Workers in the Regina area are invited to attend the May 1, 2019 May Day Parade in Regina. If you are interested in attending, join the line-up between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. at the Regina Union Centre (2709 - 12th Avenue, Regina.) At 6:00 p.m. sharp, participants will begin their march to the Legislative Building for a rally.




Mastering Your Performance Review 


Do you remember the feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when it came time for your teacher to hand out report cards? It didn't matter whether you were expecting a good or bad one. You just weren't entirely sure of what he or she thought of your work until you saw it in writing. The same is true of your annual performance review from your employer. Even if you are confident of doing a good job, feeling stressed out about it isn't uncommon. After all, this single evaluation may have profound effects on your career.

Employers often base their decisions about raises and promotions on performance reviews, sometimes called employee evaluations or performance appraisals. They may even use them to decide whether or not to fire an employee. To let you in on a little secret, many managers dislike performance reviews as much as you do. Their organizations require them although most would prefer instead to offer feedback more regularly.

A performance review makes workers feel helpless because the person who writes it wields a lot of power. His or her opinion of what you've done over the past year-not necessarily an unbiased account-goes into the report and therefore into your permanent file. While you don't have a lot of control over this situation, you do have some. Having a strategy for dealing with the review will alleviate some of your stress and could even improve the outcome.

To read the entire article at the Balanced Careers follow this link:  Mastering Your Performance Review

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