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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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.

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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, minutes of the previous AGM, full annual report including audited accounts, details of online participation and…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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 to: M. Special General Meetings. The Executive Committee may call a special general meeting of the…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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 committee members and officers, each member will be given a ballot, with a unique identifier to enable a…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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 members or 30 members, whichever is higher. (7a) A signer and a palantypist will be provided to…

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

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) of the constitution be amended to: (8) At the AGM: (8a) The executive committee will present the…