Membership, Constitution and Legislation Committee

Committee Members:

Sharon Friess, Chair (Retail Regulatory)

Steven Lavallee, Vice-Chair (Crowns)

Kim Nordmarken (Health)

Marney Robinson (Education)

Saltan Ali Sadat (Community Services)

Laena Buller (Human Rights/Equity)

Lindsey Burtney (Public Service)

Tania Orr - Staff Advisor



  • Ensure the Regional Council/Sector/Local Bylaws and Bargaining Unit Guidelines, or proposed amendments as set out in Article 7.3 of the SGEU Constitution, do not contravene this Constitution.
  • Consider such matters of legislation as referred by the membership. Deal with all questions relating to this Constitution.
  • Deal with matters related to Regional Councils/Sectors/Locals, their establishment, organization and function.
  •  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 transactions under its authority while maintaining the commitment to confidentiality.


Members wishing to file a complaint must use the form below.

Facilitated Problem Solving/Complaint Process Form 

This form is to be used for complaints internal to SGEU. The MC&L committee strongly encourages all SGEU members to attempt individual problem solving and/or resolution through your Local, Sector or Bargaining Unit structure prior to filing a complaint.