October 2,  2017  

Anything can happen, but these are a few things we have scheduled for the week: 
  • staff rep Steve Torgerson will meet with a member on Wednesday
  • 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 
  • it's annual meeting time. Staff rep Lawrence Maier will be on the road for station visits on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Steve Torgerson will meet with two groups of members on Thursday.
GSU offices will be closed on Oct, 9 for Thanksgiving Day.

Upcoming events:

GSU membership meetings 
Autumn 2017  
Whether we drop by and see you or schedule a meeting in your local, we'll be in touch. Can't wait to hear from us? Contact your GSU staff rep.

Grain and General Services Union's Joint Executive Council Meeting
October 19, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about the  GSU's  Joint Executive Council  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 - www.gsu.ca.  

GSU staff rep Steve Torgerson recently assisted a member with an EI claim. With direction from Steve, the member had been attempting to resolve an issue but had been unable to make any progress. Steve accompanied the member on a visit to Regina's EI office and helped get everything sorted out. 
Do you need assistance? Contact your GSU staff rep with questions and concerns.

Your inquiry will be treated with strict confidentiality. Contact information for our staff reps is available here

We are giving away two tickets to the Riders' October 13 game against the Redblacks.

Enter our contest by answering the following question:

You just won a lifetime supply of the last thing you bought.
What do you have a lifetime supply of?

Send your answer to us by email at gsu.regina@sasktel.net or by fax to 306.565.3430. Make sure it's in our hands by 9:00 a.m. on October 10 and we'll enter you in the draw.

Want another chance to win? Visit our web page at gsu.ca.

Virtual view from our seats in Section 636

What would you like to improve in your next collective agreement?

Annual general membership meetings are underway and we are asking members in attendance to consider and identify the main things they would like to see addressed or improved upon in their collective agreements with their employers.

Agreement renewal bargaining begins soon with the collective agreement covering Heartland Livestock Services that expires on December 31, 2017. Following close behind, the Wild West Steelhead agreement expires on February 28, 2018. 

Bargaining in 2018 will continue with six collective agreements that expire on October 31, 2018 as follows:
  • Advance Tank Centres Ltd. and Advance Tank Production - Local 8
  • Discovery Co-op - Local 17
  • Lake Country Co-op - Local 16
  • Lloydminster Co-op - Local 18
  • Viterra - Locals 1 and 2.
And finally, these two collective agreements will expire on December 31, 2018:
  • Hi-Pro Feeds - Local 9
  • Richardson International Ltd. - Local 14. 
Collective bargaining is your opportunity to negotiate the terms and conditions of your employment. Now is the time to consider the aspects of your agreement that are of special interest to you and share your ideas with your GSU officers and union staff.

Destructive habits you need to stop

Sometimes we just can't get out of our own way. 

Are you creating a self-fulfilling prophecy by insisting you are terrible with numbers? Can you draw the line between pushing yourself and beating yourself up? Identifying self-destructive habits is the first step in creating self-awareness and stopping a pattern of tearing yourself apart from within.

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