Disciplinary Procedure Reform (1314P4)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Democracy

Passed: 04/02/2014 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • That the current disciplinary procedure (Rule 9) in part dates from the earliest constitution we have on record, from 1974.
  • The ideas discussion at Union Council on 2nd December 2013 about reforms to the disciplinary procedure.
  • The attached reformed disciplinary procedure (Rule 9).
  • The current disciplinary procedure is no longer fit for purpose.
  • The disciplinary procedure should be updated to give a more modern, complete and consistent process.
  • That Rule 1 should be amended to clarify the processes for interpretation of the Rules.
  • That Rules 10 and 11 should be re-numbered to bring together the two Rules concerned with disciplinary matters (Rule 9 – Disciplinary procedure and Rule 11 – Discipline and Recall of Union Officers).
  • To enact the attached Rule to replace Rule 9.
  • In Rule 1 (The Constitutional Framework), for section 8, to substitute:
    “8.          Interpretation
    8.1          The interpretation of the Articles, Rules and By-Laws shall be with the President (but the interpretation of Rule 9 shall be with the Chair of Disciplinary Committee).
    8.2          During a meeting, the chair of that meeting shall have this responsibility on matters relating to the running of the meeting. The meeting may, by a majority vote, revise any interpretation so made.
    8.3          In the event of any dispute arising in a matter of interpretation, it shall be resolved by the President.
    8.4          In this section, “meeting” means a General or Annual General Meeting, a meeting of Union Council (whether Open or otherwise) and a meeting of a committee of the Union.”
  • To re-number old Rule 11 as new Rule 10, and old Rule 10 as new Rule 11.
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