November 5,  2019 

Upcoming events:

GSU's annual membership meetings - autumn 2019
Meetings are underway. Watch your email for updates and contact your GSU staff rep if you need more information.

GSU biennial policy convention - March 19-21
Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa - Moose Jaw
We are counting on GSU members - like you - to come to convention*, share your thoughts and experiences, and let us know what you think your union should be doing for its members. Registration will be open, soon. Visit or contact your GSU staff rep for more information.

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.

Do you or a member of your family need help with Employment Insurance benefits?
  • Are you having problems obtaining your employment insurance benefits?
  • Have you been assessed a penalty or over-payment?
  • Do you want to appeal a decision made by the Canada Employment & Insurance Commission?
The    Unemployed Workers Help Centre (UWHC) is a non-profit organization providing information and advocacy services on Employment Insurance. Their services are open to everyone in need and no fees are charged for any service.

Funding is provided by grants from the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan trade unions - like GSU. 

Contact the UWHC or your GSU staff rep to get assistance with your EI benefits or to learn more.

UWHC - Regina Office
1888 Angus Street
Regina, Sask.
S4T 1Z4
Phone: (306) 525-5138
Fax: (306) 525-5148

UWHC - Saskatoon Office
2154 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, Sask.
S7L 6M6
Phone: (306) 382-8662
Fax: (306) 978-7815

Union organizing and the budding Cannabis production and processing industry

Alberta is home to some of the largest licensed cannabis production and processing facilities in Canada, and those workers are reaching out to local unions for assistance navigating employment in this new agricultural industry.  (Learn more here.)

Would GSU look at taking on new members who work for licensed cannabis growers in Saskatchewan? Of course.

" We're always ready and willing to help workers who are looking for an advocate to help them improve their working lives and represent their interests with employers," said GSU general secretary Hugh Wagner. " If you know a worker who thinks a union might benefit their workplace, I would be happy to answer their questions. "  

Know someone who may be interested in joining GSU?
Talking to us doesn't obligate anyone to join the union. We will 
answer questions about joining a union and help workers decide if GSU would be a good fit for their work environment. 

All calls and inquiries are strictly confidential.

Annual membership meetings are underway  

It's that time of year . If you haven't received your annual general meeting notice yet, you will be receiving it soon. Learn more here about what to expect at your meeting. 

Watch your email for your notice. 

If there is a meeting date  and time that works well for you and your co-workers, let your rep know. And i f you have something specific you would like addressed at your meeting, tell your staff rep.

Contact your GSU staff rep for more information.

Member convenience quite often means lunch or supper meetings.

We have no problem conducting meeting business over a pizza or around the table of your favourite local restaurant.

Be your own best friend
Everyone benefits from have a group of family and friends to provide moral suppport when times are tough, but it's important to find support from within and self-sooth in times of need.

Do you treat yourself as nicely as you would treat a friend? If you don't, you should. Here's how 5 ways to become your own best friend

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