The Bylaws of the UNW are the rules under which the Union operates. Bylaws are adopted and/or amended at the UNW Convention, which takes place every three years. Changes to the bylaws are brought forward to convention by submitting resolutions. The Bylaws also give authority to the Executive to set the Regulations governing Union policy and operations.
The UNW is a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). No bylaws or regulations can contravene the PSAC Constitution. The PSAC Constitution is adopted and/or amended at the PSAC National Convention every three years.