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…

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…

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.…

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)…

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…

Final notice for the AGM

Disability Labour recognises the need to clarify what the final AGM notice includes, and to make it accessible. We therefore agree to amend section (2b) and add section 2(c) as below: (2b) The executive committee must send the agenda,…

Notice period for General Meetings

Disability Labour recognises the need for our constitution to clarify that 40 days notice of General Meetings means 40 clear days. This gives our members 40 complete days notice. We therefore agree to change section M of our constitution…

AGM voting procedure

Disability Labour recognises the need to improve our voting procedures at AGMs, making them more secure, valid and reliable. We therefore agree the following should be added to Section L(7) of the constitution: (7e) When electing executive…

Procedures at the AGM

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…

Business of the AGM

Disability Labour recognises the need to improve the way Officers report to members, and to introduce the right for members to directly elect executive officers bringing us in line with Party procedures. We therefore agree that section L(8)…