Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee

Our Mission and Vision

The Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee deals with all questions related to the SGEU Constitution, provides an annual report to the SGEU Convention with a full accounting of decisions and transactions under its authority while maintaining confidentiality, and considers matter of legislation as brought forward by the membership.

The Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee shall*:

  • Ensure the sector/local bylaws and bargaining unit guidelines, or proposed amendments as set out in Articles 5.1.5, 7.3 and 7.4 of the SGEU Constitution do not contravene this Constitution.
  • The bylaws of every sector/local and guidelines of the bargaining unit shall be subject to the approval of the Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee.
  • Consider such matters of legislation as referred by the membership.
  • Deal with all questions relating to this Constitution.
  • Deal with matters related to sectors/locals, their establishment, organization and function.
  • Advise the chair, secretary of each sector/local annually following Convention, any amendments that affect bylaws and bargaining guidelines.
  • Deal with internal disputes, complaints about elected officials or members within the union dealing with specific union matters, as well as alleged violations under the Constitution, Code of Ethics, Policy Manual, Statement of Equality, bylaws and bargaining guidelines of the union.
  • The annual report of the Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee to the annual Convention shall contain a full accounting of all decisions and transcations under its authority while maintaining the commitment to confidentiality.

*As outlined in the Article 6.10.12 in the SGEU Constitution

Facilitated Problem Solving/Complaint Process

As per SGEU Policy Article 2.7, either a facilitated problem solving process or a complaint process will be used to assist in achieving resolution to member issues. In order to begin either of these processes, please download the form below and submit it by mail to the address listed on the form.

Download the complaint form

Committee Members

Vacant, Retail & Regulatory, Chair
Diane Beaulieu, Public Service
Deron Staffen, Crown
Bea Fecke, Health
Bonnie Bond, Education
Whitney Kujansuu, Community Service
Ben Hazen, Human Rights and Equity
Joanna Woode, Community Service