- 2011 National Disabled Members' Conference
- 14 July 2011
This conference is concerned that positive action measures have been afforded to members of self organised groups that have not been afforded to disabled members, in particular in the union’s advice on the scheme of branch representation and in the union’s rule book provision to address the underrepresentation of women and black members.
Whilst this Conference recognises the significant strides that have been made in the union’s negotiating, organising, campaigning and internal structures to promote the needs for disabled people a considerable amount of work remains to be done to achieve real equality for disabled members.
This Conference instructs the National Disabled Members’ Committee to
a)undertake a short term consultation with the National Executive Council about positive action measures to increase the proportion of disabled members serving on the NEC, and
b)make recommendations for a rule change amendment to be submitted in the name of the Executive to National Delegate Conference 2012.