This mornings session began with the moving of Standing Orders Committee Report no. Five this was carried with no questions. We now move to the debate on Emergency Motion 6 – NEC Response this motion following debate was carried.
We now hear a video message from Shaka Hislop, Show Racism the Red Card
you can watch more of Shaka’s videos here
We then move onto the further discussions on motions and the first motion is 80 & 80.1 – CEDAW – Essential for Women’s Rights – This Motion was carried as amended and due to this motion 81 & 82 now fall. you can learn more about CEDAW by clicking below…
Motion 83 Challenging Sexism and Misogyny – Protecting Women – this motion was carried
Following this prioritised motion discussion we move to ‘The Snake’ which is a list of motions that are yet to be discussed, any motions that aren’t discussed in conference will be passed to the NEC (National Executive Committee to decide the following motions)
Composite A – Supporting Low Paid Women to be Active in Our Union – Lift as You Rise – was the first Motion to be discussed – this motion was carried
Motion 44 & 44.1 – White Ribbon Campaign – Was Carried – you can see more about this campaign below
Motion 55 – For Safety – End Support for the Nordic Model – there was a debate about this motion with many for and against and after a one – this motion was carried.
You can read more about the pros and cons of the nordic model below.
Motion 8 &8.1 – Complaints – this motion was carried as ammended
Motion 49, 49.1 & 49.2 – COVID Recovery and Rehabilitation – this motion was carried as amended
Motion 24 – Young Workers, Burnout and the Right to Disconnect: The Negative Impact of Remote Digital Work – this motion was carried.
We now hear the NEC Statement and there are also point of orders put against this Statement. This statement will be put in writing and distributed to members. at this point it was obvious that delegates left the room. At this point as you can read below it was decided to leave the conference floor due to the disappointment of the poor NEC response.
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We now move on to the Rule amendments section of the conference agenda. this is the section where changes are voted on to change the Rule book.
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You can read the Rule amendments in the Conference Guide Here
First was the Amendment 5 Rule D Committee – this amendment was carried
Amendment 1 – Rule C – Unemployed Members – this amendment generated a very large debate with many speakers for and against the amendment. There have been two points of order put to move to the question being put these were both lost and the debate continues.
The Third point of order was dismissed by the Chair of Conference however the fourth was taken and it was decided for the question to be put. This then went to a vote on the amendment and due to the result being too close to judge it was put forward as a Card vote. This result will be reported back to conference when it has been completed. As Rule 2 Amendment will not be discussed until the result is back as it is linked and will fall if Rule Amendment 1 is carried.
Amendment 10 – Rule G – Branch Organisation was carried
Amendment 9 – Rule F – Regional Council was carried
Amendment 12 – Rule G – Branch Officers was carried
Amendment 6 – Rule D – Powers was carried
Amendment 11 – Rule G Branches was carried
Amendment 14 – Rule I Disciplinary Action
The Card vote result for Amendment 1 – Rule C – Unemployed Members – has been returned and the results are as below
For – 580,678
Against – 455,147
Majority for – 125,531
This amendment is lost as it did not reach the 2/3 motion
Following this result Amendment 2 – Rule C – Unemployed Members – will now be debated, as Amendment 1 has fallen
This created a very big debate for and against this amendment on this rule change and points of order order were made 1 point of order wasn’t carried however the second one was put and and a vote was made. This result was ruled by the chair of conference that the majority for was over 2/3 and this rule amendment was carried.
This brings todays session to an end with final business being discussed on Friday and also end of conference. we hope you’ve found our blog useful and you will see more tomorrow.