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Regularity of Executive Committee meetings

Disability Labour recognises the importance of regular meetings of the Executive Committee, and notes with disappointment that the previous Executive did not meet regularly. Disability Labour therefore moves the following change to the Constitution to ensure the Executive meet on a regular basis. H (1) The Executive Committee shall hold at least four (4) ordinary […]

Meeting attendence

Disability Labour recognises the importance of Executive members attending meetings where possible, whilst also understanding the need to support members at all times. Disability Labour therefore moves the following change to the Constitution regarding members who do not attend for a number of meetings. G (1) Is absent without the permission of the Executive Committee […]

Regional groups

Disability Labour recognises the need for regional representation and is disappointed that the previous Executive failed to act on the request for regional groups at the 2017 AGM. Disability Labour therefore moves the following addition to the Constitution to encourage regional groups to start as soon as possible. F (5) With the agreement of the […]

Composition of the Executive Committee

Disability Labour recognises the potential workload for Executive Officers and understands the need to spread the work out wherever possible. Disability Labour therefore moves the following change to the make up of the Executive Committee with immediate effect. Executive Committee. (1) The Executive Committee shall consist of fifteen Individual Members elected at the group’s AGM. […]

The social model

Disability Labour notes that the “Aims and Objects” within the Constitution reads as follows: Aims and Objects. Preamble. The group recognises that disability is a socially constructed experience resulting from environmental, economic and social barriers faced by disabled people. Disability Labour moves that this part be changed to the following with immediate effect: Aim and […]

Conflicts of interest

Disability Labour recognises the importance of ensuring our decision making processes are seen to be beyond reproach. We therefore agree that an additional section H(13) be added to our constitution as follows: At the start of any executive meeting, members and officers must declare all pecuniary interests and memberships of any other organisation, political or […]

Indemnifying Executive Committee members and officers

Disability Labour recognises that using members’ money to indemnify Executive Committee members is wholly inappropriate. Executive members should be indemnified by an appropriate insurance policy or by incorporating as a company limited by guarantee. We therefore call on the Executive Committee to explore more appropriate means of indemnifying themselves as a matter of urgency. Further […]

Banking procedures

Disability Labour recognises the need to improve and tighten up our banking procedures to be more specific, accountable and to address modern online banking techniques. We therefore agree that section I(1) be amended and a new sections I(1b) to I(1d) be added to our constitution as below: (1) An account will be maintained in the […]

Regularity of AGMs

Disability Labour recognises the need for our Executive Committee to be more accountable, more regularly to members. We therefore agree that section L(1) of our constitution should be amended to: There must be an Annual General Meeting within fifteen months of the previous AGM.