Writing Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments

Writing Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments

The NSGEU is a democracy!   Every member has the right to have their say and to be heard.  So if you have an idea about what the union should do,  or just a idea about something that needs to be changed . . . what do you do next?  That is what this tutorial is for. . .  Resolutions are part of the way that the union demonstrates democracy in action.

Even if you are not able to attend Convention, you can still submit a resolution to be considered by the Convention delegates.


You must have an action you want to be considered connected to your idea and you must provide a rationale (usually in the form of “whereas” to explain why we need the change.)

A democratic organization welcomes fresh ideas. The Union is truly democratic and there is no person or governing body with a monopoly on ideas or changes to how things are done. Consider sharing your good idea, by getting a resolution debated at Convention.


  1. What 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. 

The whole process looks like this:

Convention Procedures

You can also review  “Check List Before you Submit your Resolution or Constitutional Amendment”