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Committees of the Board

Committees of the Board

As well as the Councils you can run for a position in the committee pool. Following each triennial convention, at your Local triennial meeting, you can run for a position in the pool. Members of the Committees of the Board are selected from this pool. The number your local gets to elect is based on formulas in the Constitution.

Committees of the Board include representatives from each of the eight regions, a Board of Directors member, and a Provincial Executive Committee liaison. Committees fall under the direction and mandate of the Board of Directors and follow approved terms of reference.

If you are interested in joining one of these committees, you must first be elected by your local to the NSGEU Committee Pool. These elections are held at the end of the month following the NSGEU Triennial Convention (so the next Committee Pool elections will be held in June of 2019). To be elected, you must be a member in good standing and have attended at least 40 per cent of your local meetings in the 12 months preceding the election.

After the locals have elected members to the Committee Pool, the NSGEU Provincial Executive Committee assigns Committee Pool members to the various committees, ensuring that each committee is regionally diverse. The Board of Directors must then ratify the assignments.

Constitution & By-Laws Committee

Resolutions Committee

Finance Committee

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee

Human Rights Committee

Political Action Committee

Education Committee

Women’s Issues Committee

Social/Recreation Committee

Ad Hoc Committees of the Board

Constitution & By-Laws Committee

This committee considers proposed amendments to the NSGEU Constitution & By-Laws that have been submitted by the locals and the Board for debate and decision at the Triennial Convention. The Committee presents these amendments to delegates at Convention, along with its recommendation on whether each should be accepted or rejected. Usually, this committee only meets during the last year of the Term.

Executive Committee Liaison – Jason MacLean, President Return to Top

Resolutions Committee

The purpose of this committee is to consider resolutions submitted by the locals, Board of Directors, and committees to the Triennial Convention. The committee presents these resolutions to delegates at convention, along with its recommendation on whether each should be accepted or rejected.  Usually, this committee only meets during the last year of the Term.

Executive Committee Liaison – Jason MacLean, President Return to Top

Finance Committee

This committee makes recommendations regarding the fiscal responsibilities of the union. Under the direction of the chairperson, the NSGEU Provincial Executive’s Secretary/Treasurer, and the NSGEU Director of Administrative and Financial Services, the committee reviews finance-related policies, Convention resolutions, and the budget, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee Liaison – Darren McPhee, Secretary/Treasurer Return to Top

Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Committee

This committee promotes awareness of health, safety and environmental (HSE) issues, encourages education of members on HSE issues, and ensures HSE training material is kept current. This committee has had ad hoc conferences on a variety of HSE issues, over the years.

Executive Committee Liaison – Kim Jenkins, 2nd Vice President Return to Top

Human Rights Committee

This committee works on bringing human rights issues to the Provincial Executive Committee and Board of Directors, promoting human rights in collective bargaining, and leads the effort to educate members on human rights issues. The union has offered Human rights Conferences, led by this committee on an ad hoc basis.

Executive Committee Liaison – Sandra Mullen, 1st Vice President  Return to Top

Political Action Committee

This committee is responsible for advising NSGEU members on the political activities of government and to lobby the government for policies that benefit our members, our families and our communities.

Executive Committee Liaison – Jason MacLean, President Return to Top

Education Committee

This committee reviews and makes recommendations for all NSGEU scholarships and bursaries to the NSGEU Board of Directors and works with the Education Officer on the content and delivery of the NSGEU education programs.

Executive Committee Liaison – Darren McPhee, Secretary/Treasurer Return to Top

Women’s Issues Committee

This committee deals with the issues facing women in our union. It sponsors an annual women’s conference, promotes International Women’s Day (March 8), Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), and the ‘National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women’ (Dec. 6).

Executive Committee Liaison – Sandra Mullen, 1st Vice President Return to Top

Social/Recreation Committee

This committee provides funding and support for union functions and events, especially annual regional social events. They also select amateur and fine-arts award recipients and help organize social functions during the NSGEU Triennial Convention.

Executive Committee Liaison – Kim Jenkins, 2nd Vice President Return to Top

Ad Hoc Committees of the Board

Along with the NSGEU Committees of the Board, the Board of Directors can also, at any time, create ad hoc committees. The following are our current ad hoc committees:

  • Disabilities Committee
  • Young Worker’s Committee

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