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Resolutions

Resolutions to Convention must be sent to the UHEW National Office by 11:59pm (EST) May 3, 2020. Please submit resolutions in electronic format to: conv2020cong@uhew-stse.ca

Templates: Traditional Format       Clear Language Format

Submitted resolutions must comply with the following criteria:

Format:

  • Is concise and focused;
  • Utilize either the traditional or clear language format and include the title, and Local number;
  • Not include any special formatting such as boxes or drawings;
  • In Microsoft Word format

Approved:

  • Resolutions cannot be submitted by individual members. THEY MUST BE VOTED ON AND ENDORSED BY THE APPROPRIATE ORIGINATING BODY (I.E. LOCAL OR NATIONAL COUNCIL) PRIOR TO BEING SUBMITTED;
  • AGM, Special General Meeting or Local Executive/Council meeting minutes MUST be provided where these resolutions were supported

Content:

  • Addresses just one topic (issue) and has one major objective;
  • In simple wording, clearly identifies the issue and the action(s) required;
  • Ensure that each Be it Resolved clearly articulates the action sought and is able to stand alone;
  • Does not call for an action or outcome that contradicts or contravenes the UHEW By-Laws or PSAC Constitution;
  • Ensures that the action proposed is within the jurisdiction of the organization to implement;
  • Respects the mandate of Convention – e. do not submit bargaining demands via a Convention resolution;
  • Builds in accountability – i.e. deadlines, who is responsible for implementing the proposed action, what resources are required;
  • Allows for flexibility in implementation, as it’s the end result that counts;
  • Is not calling for something that is already enacted;
  • Applies the Who, What, When, Why and How test

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