Before your idea goes to Convention, you need to decide how to present it. 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:
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 received in the NSGEU Head Office by 12:00 noon on March 11, 2022.
A means to change, alter, improve or correct the Constitution and By-laws of the NSGEU. Must be submitted, as a constitutional amendment in resolution format, by 12:00 noon on March 11, 2022.
This is the term used if your idea deals with issues or events that happened AFTER the deadline for resolutions or constitutional amendments are to be submitted, (by 12:00 noon March 11, 2022) has passed.