Plans are in full swing for USGE’s upcoming Seventeenth Triennial National Convention in Toronto, ON from Tuesday July 11 to Friday July 14, 2017.
USGE’s National Triennial Convention acts as the supreme governing body of USGE. It deals with resolutions and matters brought before it and establishes the general policies of the organization. During Convention, which is held every three years, Delegates vote on Resolutions and elect all Regional Vice-Presidents, and USGE Delegates to PSAC Convention. The National President and National Vice-President are also determined during Convention.
By January 20, 2017, each Local must elect from amongst its members one accredited delegate for each 150 members or portion thereof. All members of the National Executive are also accredited delegates of Convention.
Locals also have the right to send observers to Convention at the Local’s expense but observers do not have the right to vote nor to participate in debate. There is a registration fee of $100.00 for each observer. If this something that you might be interested in, please contact your Local Executive.
The registration form for delegates and observers can be found here.
Any questions or concerns regarding convention can be directed to our general convention e-mail: USGEConvention_CongresSESG@psac-afpc.com.
** Thanks to Heather McKinnon of The Pas, Manitoba, who won our contest and created our Convention slogan “Our Union, Our Voices, Our Power” **