Disability Labour recognises the need to improve our procedures at AGMs, making them accessible and more democratic.

We therefore agree the following should replace Section L(7) of the constitution:

(7) The quorum at the AGM is 10% of members or 30 members, whichever is higher.

(7a) A signer and a palantypist will be provided to ensure accessibility for deaf people.

(7b) Alternative formats including accessible pdfs, large print, Braille ready files and audio files of all papers tabled at the AGM will be made available.

(7c) All questions at the AGM will be discussed openly and the meeting will seek to find general agreement that everyone present can agree to.

(7d) If a consensus cannot be reached a vote will be taken and a decision will be made by a simple majority of members present. If the number of votes cast on each side is equal, the chair will have an additional casting vote.

 

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