June 25, 2019 

GSU calendar highlights for June 24 to 28:
  • 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
  • scholarship applications have been sent to GSU's scholarship committee for consideration. We anticipate scholarship recipients will be announced mid-July.general secretary Hugh Wagner and staff representative Donna Driediger have grievance hearings this week. 
  • GSU staff visitations continue again this week. 
  • There are two member surveys circulating. One is for Locals 1 & 2 (Viterra) members and the other is for Local 15 (Nutrien) members. If you did not receive your survey or you have questions about the survey, please contact your GSU staff representative
  • Questions? Contact a GSU staff rep at either our Regina or Saskatoon office.

A member called staff representative Steve Torgerson with a concern that she was going to get disciplined. There was a incident at work and the Company conducted an investigation to determine what happened which might have lead to discipline for GSU members. 

The member called Torgerson because she felt that the results of the investigation that the Company did showed that she was likely going to receive discipline even though she said that some of the facts were wrong. She didn't know if she should talk to the Company or if she should wait to see what the discipline was going to be and maybe do nothing and let it all pass. 

After discussion with Torgerson she decided that she would talk to the Company and tell them what facts were wrong and why. In the end the Company listened to her clarification and no discipline was handed out to any member. 

Regardless of how big or small the incident it is always import to make sure that the facts are represented and that you feel that all information was provided so that any investigation or discipline is done justly. 

If you have any questions about any workplace incidents or investigations contact your GSU staff representative . They can give advice, provide assistance, or help you challenge any discipline you feel is not warranted .


Flipping burgers might do more for a teen's college prospects than anything else 

In 1978, 72% of teens had jobs. In 2016 that number was 43%. And when you ask about summer jobs specifically, the decline is even more precipitous. Pew recently found that just 35% of 16-to-19 year olds worked over the summer.

So what, you might say. If you're anything like me you probably don't remember your summertime  burger flipping or life guarding with all that much affection. Maybe kids these days are just too busy doing meaningful volunteer work, catching up on their reading, or  starting statistics-defying businesses from their bedroom laptops.

Reading, do-gooding, or entrepreneurialism are good things - and as  this in-depth explanation of why fewer teens have paid summer gigs explains, all these factors play some role in the shift away from paid summer work - but there are still good reasons to insist your teen get herself a part-time gig scooping ice cream or babysitting the neighbor's kids next summer.

1. It will help them get into college
2. They'll learn basic life skills
3. They'll learn to talk to people
4. They'll learn to make 'boring' work interesting
5. They'll understand the value of money 

To read the whole story visit Business Insider here Flipping burgers might do more for a teen's college prospects than anything else 

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