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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is a Resolution?
- How is a Resolution written?
- How do I get a copy of the Resolutions or Constitutional Amendment Form?
- What if I want to change something in the Constitution and By-Laws?
- What are some examples of Previous Resolutions?
- How can I get help to write My Resolution, and where do I submit it?
- What are the roles of the Local, the Board of Directors, the Resolutions committee and the Constitutional Amendments Committee?
- Check List Before you Submit Your resolution.
The whole process looks like this:
You can also review “Check List Before you Submit your Resolution or Constitutional Amendment”