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BIENNIAL DELEGATE CONFERENCE AGENDA 2010


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Mandate Trade Union 7th Biennial Delegate Conference 25 and 26 April 2010, Galway


Final Conference Agenda 1

Opening of Conference

2 Standing Orders Reports 3 Minutes of Sixth Biennial Delegate Conference 4 Annual Report 5 Statement of Financial Position years 2008/2009 6 Motions 7 Alterations to Rule 8 Work Shops 9 Statement of the Position of Locals 10 Election of the National Executive Council, Officers, Appeals Committee and Standing Orders Committee 11 Fix Venue for next Biennial Delegate Conference

John Douglas General Secretary

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Motions and Amendments Part 1 Union Affairs 1 A Vision For The Future, A Decent Living Income For All This Conference condemns outright the economic policies of Government which created the economic bubble and illusion of prosperity and wealth over the last two decades which has now so spectacularly burst and in doing so jeopardises the future of generations of Irish citizens. This Conference applauds Mandate Trade Union for its attempts to expose the economic policies of the last two decades as devoid of values and fairness driven by the self interests of a small but influential group of politicians, property developers, speculators, senior bankers and economic advisors. Their actions facilitated the accumulation of great personal wealth by a small number at the expense of many. While Mandate’s dissenting voice was often a lone voice during this time, we now believe that events have vindicated our stance. This Conference demands that those who have wrecked our economy and condemned future generations to debt and poverty must be held accountable for their actions. They must not be allowed to reinvent themselves and regroup to reposition their failed economic model as the solution. The Government’s economic solutions are targeting the most vulnerable in our society and will have the effect of plunging thousands of families into a mere existence on an income which is neither sufficient nor decent. This Conference demands that all families, working or unemployed receive a decent living income so that they might have the means to provide for their basic needs. Conference calls on Mandate to rally the Irish Trade Union Movement and other community groups and organisations to develop a creditable and sustainable alternative solution – a model of economic and social development based on the true principles of a Republic. Conference further demands that the Trade Union movement unites to campaign and lobby on the alternative vision of society so that all trade union members and their families are well informed before the 2012 general election. National Executive Council, Mandate Trade Union 2 Recruitment and Organising Given that Mandate has committed to the organising and campaigning model and conscious of the heavy servicing demands on the organisation in the current economic climate, Conference directs the incoming NEC to allocate an agreed proportion of income to recruiting and organising. Mandate’s strength and influence in the retail sector is directly related to its ability to recruit and organise in all retail employments, especially in the major employments that are anti-union or are non-union. Limerick Local Council

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3 Respect for Retail Workers Conference commends Mandate’s current ‘Respect for Retail Workers’ campaign which has proven to be very successful in not only raising the union’s public profile – and thus potentially a worthy recruitment tool but similarly in drawing public and political attention to an issue which is worryingly prevalent in all retail workers’ lives. Conference further notes that there is more than anecdotal evidence of Irish retailers affording token acknowledgement or none to this issue. Conference reaffirms its complete opposition to all forms of abuse to any retail worker and instructs the NEC to ensure that this campaign attracts the necessary future resource and support whereby Irish retailers – no matter their size – are obliged to have in place a robust strategic policy that addresses this issue. This will entail individual company/union based policy but more importantly appropriate legislative enactment that compels retailers to strategically address abuse to their employees. Castlebar Local Council 4 A Fairer Better Way Conference notes with increasing concern the continuous negative impact of the economic recession on Irish working people and their families. Conference reaffirms Mandate’s consistent position in opposition to the current government’s strategy for combating the ever declining Irish economy where it puts the banking, the well off and wealthy and political class interests ahead of ordinary working people, or those that are the most vulnerable in our society. Conference further affirms its abhorrence at the continued attacks on the Irish public sector where unabated and serious financial cutbacks to services and fellow union members’ terms, conditions and rates of pay will have an untold negative impact on those that are most in need of this vitally important societal sector now and into the future. Conference commends Mandate’s consistent and continued active involvement in strategically opposing the Irish government’s response to the economic recession in organisational campaigns such as End Low Pay and the Poor Can’t Pay. Ballina Local Council 5 Activism Conference notes the developing strategic organising model and its obvious benefits that is currently Mandate Trade Union. In recognising that the organisation is better served as an activist centred and led union, Conference instructs the NEC to ensure the continued appropriate resourcing of its training, organising, recruitment and campaigning areas, and similarly that these areas should always have a focus on youth activism. North and West Regional Council

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6 Organising and Recruitment Resources Conference notes that many trade unions, both in Ireland and internationally, are developing their organisations towards the organising model, and – as the current economic recession presents very serious challenges for the trade union movement as a whole, not least the ability to survive! – many of these unions, such as SIPTU and UNITE, are investing considerable and significant long and short term resources to achieving this goal. Mandate, having embraced the concept of the organising model at the 2006 and 2008 Biennial Delegate Conferences, has similarly invested resources in the area of its organising development but cannot afford to stand still! Whilst welcoming progressive steps such as the new dedicated organisers – there is nevertheless further scope for increasing resourcing in these and other areas so maintaining and enhancing our strategic drive towards the organising goal. Accepting that a contracting retail market, ever increasing cross border retailing, a consistently strong euro/sterling exchange rate and continued increases in unemployment has the very real potential to negatively impact on Mandate, Conference reaffirms the strategic need to develop Mandate as an organising trade union. Further, acknowledging that Mandate’s membership represents the lifeblood of the organisation, Conference recognises the need to pro-actively recruit, organise and campaign in all areas and sizes of the retail industry. Conference thus instructs the NEC to deliberately direct all and any necessary resources required to deliver organisational growth thus ensuring that Mandate not only faces down the oncoming serious challenges but continues to satisfy its aspiration of being ‘a retail union of first choice’. Carrick-on-Shannon Local Council Amendment to No. 1 Motion 6 – Organising and Recruitment Resources Amend final paragraph of the motion to read as follows: “Conference thus instructs the National Executive Council to deliberately direct necessary resources where available to deliver organisational growth thus ensuring that Mandate not only faces down the oncoming serious challenges, but continues to satisfy its aspiration of being a retail union of first choice.” National Executive Council

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7 Servicing Structures This Biennial Delegate Conference instructs the incoming NEC to ensure that management are not organised and represented by the same union Official who has responsibility for organising and representing general workers in their employment. Tipperary/Kilkenny Regional Council Amendment No. 2 Motion 7 – Servicing Structures Delete “not” and insert the following after “organised” “in a separate local council within each Division and represented by an official other than the official who has the responsibility for organising and representing the general workers in the employment”. This replaces the remainder of the sentence after organised. Limerick City and County Regional Council 8 Membership Benefits The new generation of technology can be seen throughout Ireland especially the area of telecommunications, one prime example of this is the use of mobile phones, a large percentage of the Irish population (not excluding other ethnic origins) use mobile phones from young to old and vice versa. So why not take advantage of this and establish deals or offers that members of Mandate Trade Union can avail of offers on phone credit, mobile phones etc. Dublin South West Council No.3 9 Communications The use of social networks, a large proportion of Ireland’s youth, spend their youth in front of a computer mainly on social networks, so why not take advantage of this also, by establishing homepages for Mandate on social networking sites such as Bebo, Facebook, Twitter not being confined to one social networking site by having homepages on as many as possible, including gaming sites such as Xbox Live. Dublin South West Council No.3 10 Trade Union Education Campaigning for curriculum to be updated in schools on the trade union movement/the history of the trade union movement not only in Ireland, but across Europe and other parts of the world.

a Curriculum to be updated from as early as first year in secondary schools, the earlier the better even if it means information on the trade union movement should be in primary school curriculum. We must not forget that the youth of Ireland is the next generation of the workforce.

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“It is estimated that as many as 750 children fail to transfer every year from primary to post-primary school. The number of students who leave education with no qualifications is 3.2% while another 15.3% leave with only a Junior Cert qualification”. (Source: Youthreach.ie)

b Campaign for some sort of mandatory training courses in FÁS and Youth reach to catch those members of society who slip through the net and go into the workforce blind. Dublin South West Council No.3.

11 Union Structures Kerry Regional Council calls on Conference to amend the term Local Council to Branch Committee. Kerry Regional Council 12 Union Structures Kerry Regional Councils calls on Conference to discontinue Regional Council meetings and revert back to divisional meetings before Conference due to lack of public transport and lack of remuneration expenses incurred. Kerry Regional Council

13 Union Structures Kerry Regional Council call on Conference to reinstate rule 26.6 of rule book 5 in respect of remuneration for Branch Secretary because of work time and effort incurred. Rule: A Branch Secretary shall be remunerated at a rate decided by the National Executive Council. Kerry Regional Council 14 Union Structures This Conference instructs the incoming National Executive to establish a subcommittee for the purpose of drafting changes to the rule book that would reconfigure the structure of the union away from local and regional geographical structure to a structure that is company specific, where this is feasible and to the groups of companies where it is not feasible. Dublin South West Division

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Industrial Relations 15 Minimum Wage That this Union resists, by whatever means, any attempt by Government to reduce the National Minimum Wage. Waterford City and County Regional Council 16 St. Stephen’s Day Conference calls on the incoming National Executive Council to lobby government representatives for St. Stephen’s Day to become a national family friendly trade day off, within the Retail Sector, by the introduction of a Statutory Instrument. Dublin North West Division 17 Information and Consultation Conference notes the fact that where a number of workers are to be made redundant, the Protection of Employment Act (as amended) only applies in certain situations, for example where 30 or more workers are to be made redundant out of a workforce of 300 or more. Conference also notes that where workers have established an Information and Consultation Agreement with their employer in accordance with the Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006, the employer is obliged to consult with the employees’ representatives in advance of proposed redundancies regardless of the numbers of proposed redundancies. However, given the fact that NUI Galway and Queens University Belfast using the Freedom of Information Acts have exposed that the Government colluded with employers to ensure that the legislation to provide workers with a right to information and consultation was written in a way to suit employers and not workers is a concern for this Conference. For example, workers in Ireland have no automatic entitlements under this law unless their employer voluntarily agrees to such or the workers themselves have already gone through the lengthy requirements of section 7 of the Act. Therefore, Conference calls on the National Executive Council to complain to the Irish Congress of Trade Unions for them to act on the Government’s collusion to deny workers in Ireland their full rights as European citizens under the Directive 2002/14/EC for information and consultation on matters that affect them as workers. Conference also calls on the National Executive Council to consider and if appropriate pursue this complaint by any other means necessary such as initiating a complaint directly to the European Commission and/or a petition to the European Parliament. Athlone Regional Council

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18 Company Profits Conference instructs the National Executive Council to campaign for legislation that would oblige all employers to submit their profit and loss accounts plus balance sheets within three months of the close of their accounts to the Companies’ Registration Office. Conference further instructs the National Executive Council to campaign that this legislation applies to both foreign and national employers once they employ workers in the Republic of Ireland. It is vital in these uncertain economic times that workers have access to up to date financial information regarding their livelihoods, their employer’s viability and greater transparency in the labour market. Athlone Regional Council 19 Part-time Workers’ Hours Legislation needs to be enacted to provide part-time employees who wish to work additional hours to have those extra hours offered to them by their employer before new employees are hired, unless the employer can demonstrate a strong business case to do otherwise. Conference instructs the National Executive Council to campaign for such legislation, as many low paid workers, including many in the retail trade, are caught in a poverty trap by being denied a living wage due to their involuntary part-time employment. Athlone Regional Council 20 Private Security Licence Wicklow Regional Council calls on Conference to instruct the incoming National Executive Council of Mandate Trade Union to use all resources available to it to ensure that the renewal cost of the PSA Security Licence be significantly reduced. Wicklow Regional Council 21 Sunday Working Dublin South Regional Council calls on Conference to condemn the sustained attempt by employers to erode Sunday Premiums and other benefits afforded to employees who work on Sundays. We call on the incoming National Executive Council to resist any erosion by all means available to it of the Labour Relations Commission’s Code of Practice on Sunday Working in the Retail Trade and to ensure that all collective agreements entered into by Mandate on behalf of its members ensure that Sunday working will continue to attract the appropriate premium payments. Dublin South Regional Council

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22 Milking the Recession Conference condemns the relentless pursuit of business to attack Irish workers’ hard won terms and conditions and rates of pay as a means of protecting profit margins. Whilst accepting that the economic downturn has on occasion necessarily negatively impacted on workers as a means of maintaining employment, there are nevertheless many obvious examples of very profitable and opportunistic businesses using the recession to proactively erode the pay, terms and conditions of their workers. Conference notes that whenever and wherever businesses seek to address the economic impacts of the recession they immediately and unfairly attack their employees’ livelihoods. Conference also notes that there are very many cases of Irish businesses flagrantly breaching employment legislation and Company/Union agreements as well as ignoring the state’s industrial relations machinery in exercising their blatant attacks on Irish workers. Conference calls on the NEC to use Mandate’s considerable influence at ICTU level to counter these exploitative excesses by Irish business which at the very least should be a strategic campaign of naming and shaming these employers. Sligo Local Council 23 Erosion of Terms and Conditions Cork Regional Council calls on Conference during this economic recession, that Mandate takes a more forceful approach in dealing with companies that are being opportunistic in attempting to erode employees’ terms and conditions. Cork Regional Council 24 Dormant Companies Conference calls on the National Executive Council to lobby for changes in legislation to close off the existing loophole which allows employers to leave companies on the companies’ registers in a “limbo state”. The result of this loophole is that workers and their representatives do not have a legitimate mark when it comes to enforcing awards of the Employment Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Court or indeed the Circuit Court, thereby allowing rouge and exploitative employers an avenue for avoiding their responsibilities under various pieces of labour legislation. Licensed Trade Division 25 Pay Reductions This union resolves to resist any reduction in the pay and conditions of our members and that it should only be in the extreme financial circumstances and after full consultation and agreement with workers and their union that such measures are considered as a last resort. In the event of a temporary reduction in pay and conditions that such reductions will not legally impact on the long term value of workers’ entitlements e.g. redundancy payments, holidays etc. Licensed Trade Division

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26 St. Stephen’s Day Conference given that time off for retail workers over the Christmas period is already minimal and noting the commencement by some retailers to open on St. Stephen’s Day in 2009, this Conference instructs the incoming National Executive to immediately commence discussions with all the relevant bodies to ensure that any attendance by our members will be on a voluntary basis only. Dublin South West Division Education 27 Further Education Conference calls on the incoming National Executive Council to seek further funding from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Irish Government to further the education and life-long personal development for all workers in the retail sector. Dublin North West Division Health 28 Roll-out of Cervical Vaccination Programme for all 12 Year Olds Conference calls on the incoming National Executive Council to campaign and make representations through the ICTU, to lobby the government and ensure funding is provided for the roll-out of the Cervical Vaccination Programme. The cost of the Cervical Vaccination Programme for all 12-year-olds in Ireland was estimated at €9.7 million in 2008, a small sum, when one considers the cost of the banking crisis. Dublin North West Division

29 Breast Check Conference notes that a significant amount of women develop breast cancer in their forties yet the National Breast Check age for free screening is limited to women over fifty. Conference, therefore, calls on the National Executive Council to campaign to have the age for free screening entitlement reduced to forty. Galway Regional Council 30 Dental and Optical Cut Backs Dublin South Regional Council calls on Conference to condemn the recent cuts in Dental and Optical benefit announced by Brian Lenihan in the Budget 2009 and instructs the incoming National Executive Council to vigorously do all in its power to have these benefits reinstated for all citizens of Ireland. Dublin South Regional Council

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31 Dental and Optical Cut Backs Conference calls on the National Executive Council to condemn the Government’s decision to reduce Optical and Dental Benefits, and to seek their restoration. Midlands Division 32 Cancer Screening Conference calls on the government to revisit the cuts to the breast cancer service at Kerry regional hospital. Kerry Regional Council Social 33 Home Repossessions That this BDC, in light of the tax payers refinancing of the Banks, calls on the Minister for Finance to instruct the Banking Sector to desist from home repossessions. Waterford City and County Regional Council 34 Mismanagement of the Economy North Eastern Regional Council Committee calls on Conference to condemn the Bertie Ahern, Fianna Fail Led Coalition from 1997 to 2008 and the current Brian Cowen Fianna Fail Led Coalition, for the reckless way that they managed the economy. Because of their bad governance they brought about the collapse of the Irish economy. This has resulted in compliant taxpayers and social welfare recipients being penalised for the inept and appalling governance of the coalition parties. North Eastern Division 35 PRSI Thresholds This Conference calls upon the incoming National Executive to make representation to any relevant bodies in an attempt to bring about a change in the wage thresholds that determine the rate of PRSI payable by Mandate members to ensure that pay increases given do not result in workers earning less than their wage prior to the increase by becoming liable for payment at a higher PRSI rate. Dublin North Regional Council 1 36 Repossession of Homes Conference is calling on the incoming National Executive Council to pursue politically and otherwise, all viable options other than the repossession of people’s homes through negotiation with the Irish Banking Federation and the government. Dublin North West

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37 Social Welfare Christmas Bonus Conference calls on the incoming National Executive Council to pursue politically the reinstatement of the Social Welfare Christmas Bonus, in order to financially assist the most vulnerable people in Irish society. Dublin North West Division 38 Modernisation of Welfare Systems Conference notes that the Social Welfare system needs to be modernised to reflect changes to the labour market over recent decades. Unemployed and under-employed workers only qualify for jobseekers’ benefit or allowance if they are unemployed for three days or more. Many under-employed workers are rostered by their employers for more than three days. Yet these workers are only earning the same or even less wages than other underemployed workers who are entitled to claim jobseekers’ benefit or allowance. Conference, therefore, instructs the National Executive Council to campaign to have our Social Welfare system modernised in order to help the working poor. Galway Regional Council 39 Social Welfare Cuts Dublin South Regional Council calls on Conference to vehemently condemn the recent cuts in Social Welfare payments made in Brian Lenihan’s Budget 2009 which impact upon the most vulnerable and lowest paid members of society. We instruct the incoming National Executive Committee to use all resources available to it to ensure that a fairer better way is found and implemented to help the Irish economy recover. Dublin South Regional Council 40 Social Welfare Cuts Conference calls on the National Executive Council to condemn the Government’s decision to reduce social welfare payments including child benefits and in so doing will put already struggling families into further poverty. As many of our members are reliant on Social Welfare due to reductions in hours it is vital that the Government review these changes with immediate effect. Midlands Division

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Political 41 Political Influence North Eastern Regional Committee calls on Conference to support the recommendation to the Executive Committee to utilise Mandate communications, e.g. magazine, websites, circulars from General Secretary/Executive prior to the next general election in advising our members of the importance in casting their vote and to do so in an informed way, given past experiences of political parties/politicians who supported big businesses/developers/ banks rather than the needs of all the citizens of the nation. North Eastern Division International 42 Niall Mellon Trust This Conference instructs the incoming National Executive to introduce a sponsorship scheme to allow one member to work on the Niall Mellon Township Trust on an annual basis. Any member interested in this scheme should first submit their names to the NEC and the person chosen to avail of the sponsorship should be decided by way of a lottery. Dublin South West Division

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Part 2 Alterations to Rule Conference recognises the operational difficulties in exercising the Regional Council dimension of the current Mandate Rule-book. In so doing it thus instructs the following alterations to the Mandate Rule-book: 1 Page 1, Section 6 of ‘contents’ Remove ‘Regional Councils’ 2 Rule 4.2, Page 4 The BDC shall be composed from the various Local Councils of the union on the following proposed scale:

Delete the following: 1,101 plus 8 plus 1 delegate for each complete 300 members above 1,100

And insert the following: 1,101 plus 8 plus 1 delegate for each complete 500 members after 1,100 3 Rule 4.8 (b), Page 5 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 4 Rule 4.15, Page 6 Delete ‘and Regional’ 5 Rule 5.2, Page 6 Delete ‘and Regional’ 6 Rule 5.3, Page 7 Delete ‘and Regional’ 7 Rule 5.4, Page 7 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local‘ 8 Rule 5.5, Page 7 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 9 Rule 5.6, Page 7 Delete ‘and Regional’ 10 Rule 5.7, Page 7 Delete the three references to ‘and/or Regional’ 11 Rule 6.5, Page 8 Delete ‘and Regional’ 12 Rule 7.4, Page 8 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ and remove ‘and will be confined to one per Division’

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13 Rule 7.5 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 14 Rule 8.4, Page 10 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ and remove ‘and will be confined to one per Division’ 15 Rule 11.1, Page 11 Replace all references to ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 16 Rule 11.4, Page 12 Replace all references to ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 17 Rule 12.2, Page 13 Delete ‘and Regional’ 18 Rule 15.3 (h), Page 15 Delete ‘or Regional’ 19 Rule 26.1, Page 22 Delete ‘and/or Regional’ 20 Rule 26.6 (d), Page 22 Delete ‘and/or Regional’ 21 Rule 30.2, Page 25 Delete ‘the Branch Secretary, or’ and replace ‘their’ with ‘the NEC’s’ 22 Rule 33.3, Page 27 Delete ‘/Regional’ 23 Rule 33.4, Page 27 Delete ‘/Regional’ 24 Rule 35.1, Page 27 Delete ‘and Regional’ 25 Rule 35.2, Page 28 Delete ‘or Regional’ 26 Rule 37.4 (d), Page 29 Delete ‘and Regional’ 27 Section 6, Page 32 Replace ‘, Regional Councils,’ with ‘and’ 28 Rule 45, Page 32 Delete ‘and Regional’ 29 Rule 45.1, Page 32 Delete ‘, Regional Councils’ and ’and Regional Councils’

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30 Rule 45.2, Page 35 Delete ‘and Regional Councils’ 31 Rule 45.3, Page 33 Replace (a) with: ‘The nomination of candidates within the Division for election to the NEC, the Appeals Committee and the Standing orders Committee’

Replace (b) with:

‘The submission of motions for inclusion on the agenda of the BDC and the submission of amendment thereto’

Insert at 45.3 (d) the following:-

‘The mandating of delegates appointed by the Local Councils to the BDC in matters relating to the agenda for Conference and the election of officers by the Conference.’

(d) to become (e)

(e) to become (f)

(f) to become (g)

(g) to become (h)

32 Rule 45.4, Page 33 Remove Rule 45.4 33 Rule 46.1, Page 34 Delete ‘and Regional Councils’ 34 Rule 48, Page 35 Delete Rule 48 and renumber remaining rules accordingly 35 Rule 49, Page 36 Delete ‘and Regional’ 36 Rule 49.1, Page 36 Delete ‘and Regional’ 37 Rule 50, Page 36 Delete ‘and Regional’ 38 Rule 50.1, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’ 39 Rule 51.1, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’

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40 Rule 51.2, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’ and reference to Rule 48.1 41 Rule 51.3, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’ 42 Rule 51.4, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’ 43 Rule 51.5, Page 37 Delete ‘and Regional’ 44 Rule 55.5, Page 40 Replace ‘Regional’ with ‘Local’ 45 Annex A, Points 6 (page 41), 8, 9 (page 42), 27 and 28 (page 44) Remove ‘and District’ 46 Annexe A, Point 9 (page 42) Remove ‘and/or District’ 47 Annexe A, Points 27 (page 44) and 46 (page 47) Change ‘District’ to ‘Local’ 48 Annexe A, Point 12(a) (page 42) Change ‘agenda’ to ‘schedule’ National Executive Council 49 Delete 11.6 and replace with: Where more nominations are received for the election of persons as ordinary members of the NEC than the division in which they are nominated is entitled to elect, an election shall be held in that division in which all delegates to the BDC nominated by the local councils are entitled to vote on the basis of proportional representation with each delegate having a single transferable vote. The division’s highest placed nominees at the result of the election will be deemed elected to the NEC having ensured that the nominees are members and wish to take their NEC seat. In the event that the nominee is not a member or does not want to take their NEC seat, then the seat will be offered to the division’s next highest nominee on the related electoral result list. Dublin South West Division 50 Delete 11.7 and replace with In the event there is no or less candidate(s) for the election of persons as ordinary members of the NEC than the division in which they are nominated is entitled to elect, an election in that division will be presided over by a returning officer and a scrutineer appointed for that purpose by the NEC at a time and place the NEC shall determine. Candidates for this election will be nominated by activists within their division and the electorate shall consist of the division’s delegates at the previous BDC.

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A member so elected shall take their place on the NEC once their election has been endorsed at the next scheduled NEC of the union. Dublin South West Division 51 At Rule 14.2 “Call upon that person who is then standing highest on the same said list”

with:

“direct that division to conduct an election” Dublin South West Division

52 Delete Rule 11.8 and renumber the remaining points of Rule 11 accordingly. Dublin South West Division 53 Delete Rule 55.7 and replace with: The interpretation and enforcement of these rules, on any matter on which these rules are silent, the National Executive Council shall make a determination and any determination so made shall be final and binding unless and until reversed by the Biennial Delegate Conference. Dublin South West Division 54 Delete Rule 11.2 and replace with the following: This Biennial Delegate Conference instructs the incoming NEC to ensure that management are not organised and represented by the same union Official who has responsibility for organising and representing general workers in their employment. Tipperary/Kilkenny Regional Council Amendment No. 1 Alteration to Rule Amendment to Proposed Rule Change 54 Delete the remainder of the sentence after “years” and insert the following: “prior to the date of their nomination and have a proven record as an elected shop steward or activist at workplace or local level.” The second sentence is unchanged. Limerick City and County Regional Council

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Statement of Locals at 31 December 2009 1 Dublin North Division Locals

Membership

Delegates

Artane

1178

8

Blanchardstown

1363

8

Finglas

744

7

Swords/Airport/Balbriggan

1087

8

4372

31

Locals

Membership

Delegates

City Centre

3105

14

Liffey Valley

1429

9

4534

23

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Dublin South East

1276

8

Dundrum and Sandyford

1053

8

North Wicklow

582

6

South Wicklow

384

4

3295

26

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Baggot St/Rathmines/Ranelagh

1146

8

Crumlin/Walkinstown/Ballinteer/Knocklyon

1094

8

Tallaght/Rathcoole

690

6

2930

22

2 Dublin North West Division

3 Dublin South and Wicklow Division

4 Dublin South West Division

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5 Licensed Trade Division Locals

Membership

Delegates

North

369

4

South

428

5

797

9

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Abbeyfeale

104

2

Crescent Shopping Centre

390

4

Ennis

280

3

Kilrush

109

2

Limerick

1285

8

Nenagh

162

2

Newcastle West

204

3

Roscrea

93

1

Shannon

53

1

2680

26

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Maynooth/Celbridge/Naas/Newbridge

1391

8

Mullingar/Longford

429

5

Portlaoise/Tullamore/Athy/Birr

677

6

2497

19

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Drogheda

573

6

Dundalk

624

6

Monaghan

217

3

Navan

536

6

1950

21

6 Mid West Division

7 Midlands Division

8 North Eastern Division

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9 North & West Division

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Ballina

261

3

Ballinarobe

85

1

Carrick-on-Shannon

140

2

Castlebar

333

4

Claremorris

141

2

Letterkenny

322

4

Sligo

412

5

Westport

175

2

1869

23

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Carlow

553

6

Clonmel

468

5

Dungarvan

147

2

Enniscorthy/Wexford/Gorey/New Ross

1031

8

Kilkenny

438

5

Tipperary/Thurles/Cashel

391

4

Waterford

1181

8

4209

38

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11 Southern Division Locals

Membership

Delegates

Cork

3316

15

Fermoy

42

1

Mitchelstown

143

2

PTSB

470

5

Cork County North

142

2

Clonakilty

19

1

Drinagh

52

1

Killarney

393

4

Lisavaird

17

1

Macroom

25

1

Tralee

735

7

Listowel

79

1

West Cork

9

0

5442

41

Locals

Membership

Delegates

Athlone

283

3

Ballinasloe

143

2

Galway

1064

8

Loughrea

6

0

Roscommon

122

2

Tuam

69

1

1687

16

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Nominations for National Executive Council 2010 – 2012 Dublin North Division

Nominated by

La Combre, Mandy Lynch, Martin Madden, Veronica McKenna, Will Murphy, Declan

Dublin North Regional Council Dublin North Regional Council Dublin North Regional Council Dublin North Regional Council Dublin North Regional Council

Dublin North West Division

Nominated by

Atkinson, Pamela Brogan Morris, Eimear Doyle, Gerri Kearns, Phyllis McGouran, Joe O’Toole, Eoghan

Dublin North West Regional Council Dublin North West Regional Council Dublin North West Regional Council Dublin North West Regional Council Dublin North West Regional Council Dublin North West Regional Council

Dublin South West Division

Nominated by

Gaffney, Joan McNally, Teresa O’Dwyer, Margaret

Dublin South West Regional Council Dublin South West Regional Council Dublin South West Regional Council

Dublin South and Wicklow Division

Nominated by

Lang, Ciaran Dempsey, Loran Farrell, Peter Quinn, Joe Reid, Fran Reilly, Ken

Wicklow Regional Council Dublin South Regional Council Wicklow Regional Council Wicklow Regional Council Dublin South Regional Council Dublin South Regional Council

Licensed Trade Division

Nominated by

Dunphy, Noel Fay, Dermot

Licensed Trade Regional Council Licensed Trade Regional Council

Mid West Division

Nominated by

Battles, Gerry Finnerty, Mary O’Meara, Liam

Limerick City and County Regional Council Limerick City and County Regional Council Limerick City and County Regional Council

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Midlands Division

Nominated by

Bowe, Sean Kavanagh, Kathleen McKenna, Dolores

Midlands Regional Council Midlands Regional Council Midlands Regional Council

North Eastern Division

Nominated by

Finnegan, Dessie Whelan, Ian

North Eastern Regional Council North Eastern Regional Council

North and West Division

Nominated by

Curran, Denise Meaney, Anthony

North and West Regional Council Mayo Regional Council

South Eastern Division

Nominated by

O’Regan, Frances Roches, Frances

Kilkenny/Tipperary Regional Council Waterford City and County Regional Council

Southern Division

Nominated by

Griffin, Helen Sweeney, Jason Thornhill, Gerry

Kerry Regional Council Cork Regional Council Cork Regional Council

Western Division

Nominated by

Savage, Noel Tully, Jason

Western Regional Council Western Regional Council


Nominations for Standing Orders Committee and Appeals Committee Standing Orders Committee Name

Nominated by

Dallman, Joe (Mid West Division)

Limerick City and County Regional Council

O’Neill, Karl Mark (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

O’Sullivan, Gerry (Southern Division)

Cork Regional Council

Roberts, Owen (Southern Division)

Kerry Regional Council

Rooke, Peter (Dublin South and Wicklow Division)

Dublin South Regional Council

Appeals Committee Name

Nominated by

Curley, Doreen (Mid Western Division)

Limerick City and County Regional

McSweeney, Dan (Southern Division)

Kerry Regional Council

Reilly, Ken (Dublin South and Wicklow Division)

Dublin South Regional Council

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Nominations for Officers

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President

Nominated by

Gaffney, Joan (Dublin South West Division)

Limerick City and County Regional Council and Dublin South West Regional Council

Lynch, Martin (Dublin North Division)

Dublin North Regional Council

McNally, Teresa (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

O’Dwyer, Margaret (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

Thornhill, Gerry (Southern Division)

Cork Regional Council

Vice President

Nominated by

McKenna, Will (Dublin North Division)

Dublin North Regional Council

McNally, Teresa (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

O’Dwyer, Margaret (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

Thornhill, Gerry (Southern Division)

Cork Regional Council

General Treasurer

Nominated by

Madden, Veronica (Dublin North Division)

Dublin North Regional Council

McNally, Teresa (Dublin South West Division)

Dublin South West Regional Council

O’Meara, Liam (Mid Western Division)

Limerick City and County Regional Council

Trustee

Nominated by

Bowe, Sean (Midlands Division)

Limerick City and County Regional Council

Griffin, Helen (Southern Division)

Limerick City and County Regional Council and Kerry Regional Council

Murphy, Declan (Dublin North Division)

Dublin North Regional Council

Sweeney, Jason (Southern Division)

Cork Regional Council


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