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Executive Committee decision making

Disability Labour believes no decision should be taken by a small clique of the Executive Committee. All decisions should be, and should be seen to be, properly democratic. We therefore agree to an additional section H (6) being added to our constitution: In the event of there being no quorum provided at least three (3) […]

Executive Committee minutes

To be properly accountable and democratic, Disability Labour recognises the need for meetings to be minuted fully and those minutes be up to a minimal standard. We therefore agree that there should be an additional section H (8a) in our constitution as follows: Executive committee minutes will include: The date, time and physical venue of […]

Executive Committee quorum

Disability Labour recognises the importance of having a quorum of Executive Committee members in attendance to ensure representation. To ensure clarity, Disability Labour moves the following change to the Constitution to be effective immediately: H (5) There shall be a quorum when at least one-fifth of the number of members of the Executive Committee for […]

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. […]

Women on the Executive Committee

Disability Labour recognises the importance of gender balance within the Executive Officers and moves the following clarification within the Constitution. E (2) At least three (3) of these officers shall be women. Change to: At least 50% of Executive Officers must be women.

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 […]