Disciplinary Procedure Reform (1314P4)
Status: Active | Zone: Democracy
Passed: 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:
8.1 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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