What Exactly is a Resolution?

A resolution is simply the way that you present an idea for consideration to the whole union.  In this case,  for the Triennial Convention of the NSGEU.  Your idea will be treated differently depending on whether or not it requires a change to the Constitution and By-Laws. You and your Local must determine if it is a General Resolution or a Constitution Amendment. You use a General Resolution only when your action or idea for change will not affect the Union’s Constitution and By-Laws.

In fact, there are three types of resolutions that can be debated at Convention:

General Resolutions:

A formal statement of opinion, or a statement to direct an action, adopted by the NSGEU Convention delegates at the Triennial Convention. This does not include changes to the Constitution and By-laws, which is a Constitutional Amendment. General resolutions are submitted to the Resolutions Committee. Resolutions must be on the appropriate form (downloadable here) and  received in the NSGEU Head Office by March 11th, 2016

Constitutional Amendments:

A means to change, alter, improve or correct the Constitution and By-laws of the NSGEU. Amendments must be submitted,   on the proper form, (downloadable here) by March 11th, 2016.

Extraordinary Resolutions:

This is the term used if your idea deals with issues or events that happened AFTER the deadline for resolutions to be submitted, (March 11th) has passed. This deadline is the same for both General Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments.


  1. What exactly is a Resolution?
  2. How is a Resolution written?
  3. How do I get a copy of the Resolutions or Constitutional Amendment Form?
  4. What if I want to change something in the Constitution and By-Laws?
  5. What are some examples of Previous Resolutions?
  6. How can I get help to write My Resolution, and where do I submit it?
  7. What are the roles of the Local, the Board of Directors, the Resolutions committee and the Constitutional Amendments Committee? 
  8. Check List Before you Submit Your resolution.