Provincial Council Standing Committees
The composition, mandate and duties of the SGEU Standing Committees are outlined in the SGEU Constitution and Policy Manual.
Standing Committees develop policies, hold regular meetings and coordinate activities and events within the union, according to their mandate.
All Provincial Council Standing Committees shall:
- Be responsible to the Provincial Council and shall report as required.
- Forward policy recommendations to the Provincial Council for sanction.
- Submit to the Union membership, through Convention, an annual report of the work of the committee, including any observations or recommendations pertaining to the committee’s work that its members deem necessary.
- Manage their budgets as approved by Convention.
- Respond to members in a timely fashion with respect to concerns raised to the committee.
- Review and revise policies annually and bring same forward to Provincial Council for sanction.
- Report in writing to each Provincial Council meeting via their Provincial Council representative.
- Forward resolutions, restricted to their respective mandates, to convention for sanction through the Provincial Council.
- Elect its chairperson from amongst its members on an annual basis at the first meeting following convention.
For more information on the Standing Committees see Article 6.10 of the SGEU Constitution
The Administration Committee is made up of the President, the Vice-President of each Sector, the NUPGE Vice-president, the SFL Vice-President and the SGEU Secretary Treasurer.
The Anti-Privatization committee is to assist Sectors and Bargaining Units in preventing the privatization and contracting out of the work of the SGEU Bargaining Units.
Education and Publicity Committee
Be responsible for the education of the members in the principles, policies and practices of the Union, and shall provide training courses through the Education Officer of SGEU for all elected members.
Fostering Acceptance of Indigenous Rights (FAIR) Committee
To support and advocate for First Nations, Inuit and Metis (FNIM) SGEU members in the workplace and to ensure the emotional, mental, and physical well-being of FNIM SGEU members and to represent the interests of FNIM SGEU members.
Health and Welfare Trust
The Heatlth and Welfare Trust Committee shall: Supervise the Health and Welfare Trust Plan, as determined by the Plan Text and the SGEU Constitution.
Human Rights and Equity Committee
Be responsible for all matters related to equity issues and international, national and local solidarity work. Promote equity in employment and within the structure of SGEU.
Work within the Union to build solidarity with equity seeking members, provide consultation to and liaise at all levels of the Union structure in order to achieve and maintain their rights within SGEU and in society at large.
Long Term Disability Supervisory Committee
To act as Trustees in the supervision of the LTD Plan, as determined by the LTD Plan Text and the SGEU Constitution.
Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee
The Annual Report of the Membership/Constitution and Legislation Committee to the Annual Convention shall contain a full accounting of all decisions and transactions under its authority while maintaining the commitment to confidentiality.
Ocupational Health and Safety Committee
The Occupational Health and Safety Committee is charged with assisting the SGEU bargaining units in the negotiation of effective contract clauses, and act as a resource in lobbying for more effective legislation regarding OH&S issues.
Provincial Grievance Committee
Develop and maintain policies for the handling of grievances that are appropriate for all sectors and bargaining units.
Many issues continue to impact and affect women, including wage discrimination, sexual harassment and violence, as well as the child care crisis.