Our Mission and Vision
The Education Learning & Development Committee is responsible for the education of members in the principles, policies and practices of the union, and provides training courses through the Education Officer of SGEU for all elected members.
The Education Learning & Development Commitee shall*:
- 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.
- Arrange for publicity of union affairs and programs.
- Consult with the Communication Officer in matters of policy and operation of the union publications.
- In consultation with bargaining committees/sectors, prepare and maintain a Strike Manual, outlining procedures to be followed in the event of a strike by one of the union’s bargaining units. The Strike Manual will be reviewed upon a strike action or change in relevant legislation. Annual review is warranted only when the document has been used.
*As outlined in the Article 6.10.7 in the SGEU Constitution
Education Operation Guidelines
Quality education helps prepare SGEU members to face the challenges within their workplaces. Union education is member-focused and a powerful and valuable tool. The Education Operation Guidelines provide an overview of SGEU training and operational requirements. These guidelines serve as the resource and technical operational manual for SGEU-offered training courses.
"Educating SGEU members in governance, bargaining, and how to be a steward is fundamental to our union. Through our courses, members gain essential knowledge and skills they can use to continue advancing healthy workplaces and the labour movement."
—Carol Yuzik, Education Learning & Development Commitee Chair
Carol Yuzik, Education Learning & Development Committee Chair, Human Rights & Equity Sector
Darlene Purshega, Education Sector
Geraldine Trodd, Crown Sector
Sharri Laczko, Health Sector
Katja Wynnyk, Community Services Sector
Diane Beaulieu, Public Service Sector
Issah Gyimah, Staff Advisor