July 18 , 2017  

Upcoming events

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

Upcoming events:

SFL Summer Camp
August 27 - September 1, 2017 | Camp Easter Seal ~ Manitou Lake 
Learn about the camp  here.  

Saskatchewan Federation of Labour's OH&S Conference
September 6 - 8, 2017 | Saskatoon, SK
Learn more about the school  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.  

Union members and their unions throughout Canada have similar goals to GSU's, so it is logical that unions work together to achieve these goals. 

Through these alliances we can have greater strength in areas such as labour law reform, improvements to occupational health and safety, education, and strike and picket line support.

The GSU is affiliated to the Canadian Area of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ( ILWU). 

If you are interested in learning more about the ILWU, consider signing up for their e-newsletter by sending an email request to gsu.regina@sasktel.net and we will arrange to have you placed on the email list.

What can you expect in the WaterFront e-news? Check out the headlines from their latest issue:
2)  Swedish dockworkers dispute with APMT continues.
3)  Cabotage still an issue in Australia.
4)  Broke sailors adrift in UAE waters.
5)  Seafarer dead after tanker sinks.
6)  Manitoba unions fight wage freeze in court.
7)  2 Vietnamese sailors beheaded by kidnappers. 
8)  Modern Slavery "Alive and Kicking".
9)  Container accident kills worker.
10) The Fight for $15. 


GSU staff rep Dale Markling was contacted by a member who was concerned that their workplace Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) wasn't providing the level of service that was provided under the previous provider, such as a one-on-one meeting with a counselor. Dale spoke to employer representatives who confirmed with the provider that this service is still available.
The EFAP is an employment-related program which allows employees or their dependents to access counselling types of services. The use of these programs are confidential and the providers do not give the employer the names of who has used the service or the service provided. If employees or their dependents have any need for these services or what services are provided at the cost to the company, they can contact a GSU rep for more information on a confidential basis.
EFAP programs in GSU-represented workplaces originated as a result of bargaining between the employer and the union.

Do you have a question about your employer's EFAP program? Call a GSU staff rep.
Your inquiry will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Staff rep services are provided to you as part of your union dues and there is no additional charge for assisting you. Contact information for GSU staff reps is available here

It's time for another ticket giveaway. The Argonauts will be in town to take on the Riders on July 29 and you could be there.

To enter our draw for two tickets to the July 29 game, answer the following question:

What is your favourite summer food?

Send us your answer by email to  gsu.regina@sasktel.net or by fax to 306.565.3430. Make sure it is in our hands by 9:00 a.m. July 25 to be entered in the draw. 

Here's another chance to win! Check out our web page contest.

Our winner will be announced at www.gsu.ca and in our July 25  Tuesday Members' Memo.

Check out the virtual view from our seats in Section 636.

Survey says working from home doesn't work well 

Telecommuting may have taken off over the last 20 years, but that doesn't mean the experiment was a success. Companies are finding that some workers feel too isolated and that having everyone in the office can have quite a positive impact.  

This article has been printed for entertainment purposes. The views and opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of GSU, its members, officers, or staff.

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