January 30, 2018  

A nything can happen, but here is what we have scheduled for the week:
  • an accounting representative from MWC Chartered Professional Accountants is in GSU's Regina office conducting our annual financial audit
  • on Monday GSU welcomed GSU staff rep Donna Driediger to the union for her first day in the Regina office
  • general secretary Hugh Wagner met with Local 8/Advance Engineered Products representatives on Monday
  • Hugh Wagner and Donna Driediger met with Local 1 company representatives on Monday
  • Hugh Wagner attended a WESTAC conference call meeting on Monday
  • the Tuesday Members' Memo is emailed to GSU members weekly on Tuesday. 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.regina@sasktel.net 
  • staff rep Lawrence Maier had a meeting with a CPS representative on Tuesday
  • Hugh Wagner attended a conference call meeting regarding an arbitration on Tuesday
  • GSU staff member Dorothy Merk is retiring and she will be leaving us on Wednesday at noon. In the meantime, you can still wish her well at gsu.merk@sasktel.net or 306.352.3515
  • Hugh Wagner will be meeting with an employer representative on Thursday
  • planning is underway for GSU's upcoming biennial policy convention March 22 to 24 in Humboldt, SK. If you are interested in attending, contact your GSU staff representative
GSU's calendar of events is regularly updated and available on GSU's web page -  gsu.ca.    

Join us in welcoming our new staff rep, Donna Driediger 

Jan. 29 was Donna Driediger's first day in GSU's Regina office in her new capacity as staff representative. 
Donna previously worked for GSU as a staff rep from 2004 to 2009. She left GSU in 2009 to accept a similar position with the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses. 

We are excited to welcome Donna back to GSU and we are certain her considerable and varied experience in representing union members will be an asset to our members, officers, and staff.

"I am happy to reconnect with GSU members and assist with any challenges the next year may bring," Donna said. "And  I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming GSU convention where the important work of the union is prioritized."

Donna can be reached toll-free at 1.866.522.6686 or through email at gsu.driediger@sasktel.net.

We've done the site tour for
GSU's biennial policy convention

GSU members, officers and staff will be gathering in Humboldt from March 22 to 24 for GSU's biennial policy convention.  Staff rep Steve Torgerson and assistant general secretary Lynn Woods-Nordin headed to the Bella Vista Inn to meet with hotel staff and take a tour of the hotel's facilities.

As a result of their tour, GSU has reserved a block of guest rooms, a spacious meeting room, a smaller break-away room, and a hospitality room to socialize in after convention adjourns in the evenings. 

Convention attendees who attended previous GSU conventions at Cedar Park Lodge will be pleased to hear that the Bella Vista rooms offer convention delegates the same relaxed atmosphere with some additional amenities that weren't available at the Lodge.

"We've traded rustic surroundings and scenic views for guest rooms with televisions, microwaves, fridges, and free wi-fi," Lynn mused. "We're pretty sure our hockey fan delegates will be pleased they can catch the final minutes of the game on a large screen in their room rather than a single tube TV in a small room intended for Lodge staff."

The Bella Vista Inn is conveniently located by several fast food restaurants and a grocery store for guests to grab a late-night snack or load their mini-fridge. There is even a Tim Horton's down the street for those who can't imagine starting the day without their double-double.

"GSU convention delegates are always an inclusive, friendly group of people," Steve added. "The Bella Vista really suits our group and I think this year's delegates are really going to feel at home during the convention and the activities we have planned."

Everything is on track for an interesting, informative, interactive, and productive convention. All we need is you.

Would you like to attend convention? 

If you are interested in learning more or attending convention,  contact your GSU staff representative .

Staff rep Steve Torgerson spoke to a member who needed details about their previous pension plan. Steve provided the member with contact names and the member will get back in touch with Steve if additional assistance is required.

If you have questions about a workplace issue or if you are experiencing problems in the workplace, contact your GSU staff. 

GSU staff reps will help find answers to your questions, but we won't act on your behalf without your direction and approval. 

Contact information for GSU staff is available here .

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