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2016 National Retired Members Conference
14 June 2016

Conference notes that Rule D6.5 does not describe the Branch Retired Members’ Secretary as a member of the Branch Committee, rather it says she/he “may attend and speak at all (its) meetings … and may vote on (certain matters)”. This appears to leave unclear whether she/he counts towards the quorum or has the same right as others to submit business.

Conference instructs the National Retired Members’ Committee to raise this with the National Executive Council (NEC) with a view either to amending the rule or the NEC exercising its power under Rule A2.2 to make clear that the Branch Retired Members’ Secretary and any other retired members’ representatives have, generally, the same rights and duties as the others listed in rule G2.1 to take part at Branch Committee except where the rules provide otherwise and to seek a corresponding alteration to the Code of Good Branch Practice.