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Disability Labour AGM motion.

Job Sharing on Disability Labour Executive

Disability Labour recognises that Executive roles can have a detrimental effect on the wellbeing of a member and can also be a contributing factor to that detriment.

Disability Labour also recognises that all members can contribute enormously to the organisation, and that the organisation has a duty of care to its Executive and the wider membership.

Disability Labour therefore agrees to job sharing for all Officer roles across the Executive Committee where desired. In cases where the Officer may have legal obligations, a member will be nominated as the named role holder responsible for those obligations (eg. the Secretary or Treasurer).

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

No Confidence in the Chair

Over the last 18 months it has become increasingly apparent that the current Chair of Disability Labour has been ineffective, difficult to work with and completely unaccepting of comment or criticism by members and fellow Executive Committee members. This has been made worse by a lack of communication from the Secretary and some of the current Executive.

We, as members, therefore believe that Dave Allen’s position within the Executive has become untenable and unworkable.

We note the detrimental effect that his lack of leadership is having on the reputation of Disability Labour, and concerns have been raised by members that the Chair is having an adverse effect on the organisation as a whole.

We therefore move that Dave Allen be removed as Chair of Disability Labour with immediate effect, that he be removed from any ballot for the Executive Committee and that he should not be allowed to stand as an Executive Officer for Disability Labour for a period to be determined by the incoming Executive Committee. We call on the Labour Party to request that he not stand for any position within the proposed Disability section of the Labour Party.

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Disability Labour AGM motion.

Adoption of DEAL and Partnership with Project 125

Disability Labour applauds the exemplary work of Disability Equality Act Labour (DEAL)in producing the Equality Act 2010 Handbook.

Disability Labour resolves to adopt the handbook in full and ensure closer working ties with DEAL.

Disability Labour also applauds the aims of Project 125 and resolves a closer working relationship, ensuring the shared aim of more disabled parliamentary candidates and MPs is a main campaign target.