October 8, 2019 

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Upcoming events:

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour convention - Oct. 23-25 - Saskatoon
GSU is an SFL affiliate and our members are eligible to attend convention. 

GSU's annual membership meetings - autumn 2019
We're starting to line up dates and locations for these meetings. If you have a specific date in mind, contact your GSU staff rep.

Contact your GSU staff rep if you are interested in attending or learning more about an event.

GSU members who sign up and are approved to participate in GSU-sanctioned events will have their time off work, wages, and expenses covered in accordance with GSU's expense policies (child care included). GSU staff will also assist you with arranging the time off with your employer.

Support striking Unifor members at Sask. Crown Corporations 

GSU's executive committee approved a $5,000 donation in support of the strike by members of Unifor at seven Saskatchewan Crown Corporations.
"We support our sisters and brothers in Unifor as they strive to convince their employers and the provincial government to do the right things by agreeing to wage increases that reflect the cost of living and ending their constant efforts to undermine full-time jobs at the Crowns," said GSU president Jim Brown.
"The Crown Corporations belong to all of us and when the employees are paid decent wages - as well as having decent working conditions - our entire community benefits," said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. " We have the best services and the best overall prices for these services in Canada. Unifor members at the Crowns are major contributors to our good fortune. Our provincial government should show the respect they deserve."  

When workers decide to strike, it's not a decision they make lightly.

Don't be duped into thinking a strike is a selfish action by people who don't care about their workplaces, their employers, and those they serve. Withholding labour is often the last resort for workers seeking resolution to bargaining or workplace issues. 

Striking isn't an easy choice. It means losing pay - perhaps even necessitating borrowing money from friends and family to keep up with bills and obligations. It means picket lines, inconveniencing customers, and missing deadlines, and that's tough when you are a conscientious worker who enjoys their job. Striking is never something that is done without serious consideration by union members and their elected officers.

We urge all GSU members to support the striking Unifor members in their communities and respect picket lines wherever they appear.

Help welcome your new accountant Debbie Head to GSU

If you drop by the GSU Regina office or call us with questions about your Local's finances, chances are you'll get to talk to Debbie.

Debbie joined the GSU staff in September as GSU's new accounting officer. You can find her in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can reach Debbie directly at 306.522.6680 or by email at Debbie@gsu.ca.

Make your performance evaluation work for you

GSU members are preparing for their year-end performance evaluations*. 

If done properly, these reviews can be an equally useful tool for you and your employer to assist in your workplace development and provide you with a performance rating that will determine your yearly salary increase. 

Make sure that your performance review is being completed correctly, fairly, and with your input to give your employer all the necessary information they should have from you.

If you have questions about your upcoming review, contact your GSU staff rep.

*These reviews are a company process and GSU has no input into how they are developed, implemented, or used.

Are you more stressed than you realize?

If you are constantly placing high demands on yourself, your stressful life may start to feel normal. However, if you are finding yourself easily irritated, constantly fatigued, and the simplest things have become a challenge, you may be far more stressed than you realize.

Check out these 12 telltale signs of stress and see how you rate.

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