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Business of the strategy and finance committee

UCU Congress 2019: Monday 27 May 2019, 09:00-12:00

Motions have been allocated to a section of the NEC's report to Congress (UCU957). Paragraph headings refer to paragraphs within this report. CBC has added some new paragraph headings to facilitate the ordering of motions.

Section 4: Business of the strategy and finance committee (section 1 of the NEC's report to Congress)

53 - Appointment of auditors
54 - Audited financial statements
55 - Budget 2019-2020
56 - Subscription rates and bands
57 - Repayment of incurred expenses
58 - Efficient membership data management
59 - Composite: Protecting employment rights and Brexit
60 - International campaigns and solidarity work
61 - Composite: Solidarity with Brazil: fighting the far right
62 - UCU support for Sudanese protests
63 - Fairtrade
64 - Stop Trump
65 - Venezuela
66 - UCU legal scheme should provide legal consultation opportunity
67 - Breach of human rights
68 - Monitoring of electronic communications
69 - Use of non-disclosure agreements in HE/FE
70 - Discrimination against workers and the use of non-disclosure agreements
71 - Electronic voting
72 - Members online conduct
73 - Composite: Workload, health and safety campaigns: workplace suicide
74 - Campaigning to stop unreasonable workloads
L4  - General election now
75 - Corbyn, Labour and general election

Motions 53-57 to be taken in private session


Finance and property, paragraph 3.1


53  Appointment of auditors - National executive committee

Congress approves the appointment of Knox Cropper as the union's auditors for the year ending 31 August 2019.

CARRIED

54  Audited financial statements - National executive committee

Congress receives the union's audited financial statements for the 12-month period ending 31 August 2018 as asset out in UCU/931.

CARRIED

55  Budget 2019-2020 - National executive committee

Congress endorses the budget for September 2019-August 2020 as set out in UCU/932.

CARRIED

56  Subscription rates and bands - National executive committee

Congress accepts the treasurer's report on progress with the review of subscription rates and bands and endorses the changes to band structures and subscription rates from 1 September 2019 as set out in UCU/933.

CARRIED

57  Repayment of incurred expenses - Northern regional committee

The work that delegates do on behalf the union is extensive and can incur considerable cost. Although the costs are recouped, delegates are often left out of pocket for periods of time. These out of pocket expenses exponentially increase the further away from London the delegate is and the delegate is often reimbursed 6 - 8 weeks after the cost has been incurred. This repayment process can be discriminatory to casualised staff or those from regions outside of the commuter belt. The union would not expect members to pay out hundreds of pounds in advance to do work for the employer and should not be held to a lower standard.

Congress resolves:

  1. to pay out valid expense claims within 28 days
  2. to facilitate head office purchasing travel documents/accommodation direct for delegates where requested, as offered option rather than special circumstance, thus minimising the out of pocket expenses.

CARRIED

Motion 58 onwards to be taken in open session

58  Efficient membership data management - University of Birmingham

Congress notes:

  1. due to turnout thresholds, efficient membership data management is essential for successful ballots
  2. the current form for members to edit their information only allows for a single email rather than a work/personal email as previously. This is problematic as branches often rely on work emails to identify staff, whilst many members prefer to receive union communications to personal email
  3. effective GTVO requires up-to-date reports of current members including exclusion from current ballots and whether they have voted
  4. membership secretaries need a simple method to report exclusions and leavers.

Congress resolves:

  1. allow members to store and update work and home emails in MyUCU
  2. include current exclusion (with reason) and voting data in existing membership data exports and allow leavers to be updated in UCU eServices
  3. ensure funds are made available so that functionality can be put in place whether through updating, or even replacing, existing systems.

CARRIED

59  (EP) Composite: Protecting employment rights and Brexit - Chesterfield College, University of Westminster (Regent)

Congress notes motion 10 carried by Congress 2017. It calls on the NEC to give an update on the programme of work voted for in this motion.

Congress notes the long period of uncertainty around the final form of Brexit and the UK's future relationship with the European Union. Whatever the outcome Congress resolves that UCU:

  1. support fully continued educational and academic links with educational institutions within the EU
  2. defend employment and equality rights to be at least as good as those operating within the EU
  3. continue to support EU citizens who are studying and working in UK universities and colleges, and their families
  4. continue to oppose racism and xenophobia.

CARRIED AS AMENDED

59A.1  Croydon College

Add at end:

  1. to organise with other trade unions and anti-racist organisations like Stand up to Racism a series of regional forums to support EU Nationals, offer legal advice and campaigning support
  2. to organise a national campus day of action to defend the rights of EU nationals.

CARRIED

Substantive motion

Congress notes motion 10 carried by Congress 2017. It calls on the NEC to give an update on the programme of work voted for in this motion.

Congress notes the long period of uncertainty around the final form of Brexit and the UK's future relationship with the European Union. Whatever the outcome Congress resolves that UCU:

  1. support fully continued educational and academic links with educational institutions within the EU
  2. defend employment and equality rights to be at least as good as those operating within the EU
  3. continue to support EU citizens who are studying and working in UK universities and colleges, and their families
  4. continue to oppose racism and xenophobia
  5. to organise with other trade unions and anti-racist organisations like Stand up to Racism a series of regional forums to support EU Nationals, offer legal advice and campaigning support
  6. to organise a national campus day of action to defend the rights of EU nationals.

European and international work, paragraph 5.1


60  (EP) International campaigns and solidarity work - National executive committee

Congress recognises the growing international character of post-compulsory education and the benefits of UCU's international work (e.g. international union support during the USS dispute).

Congress welcomes the union's international activities and campaigns to:

  1. defend academic freedom and educators at risk in countries such as Turkey and Palestine
  2. fight for the rights of women and people with protected characteristics (e.g. LGBT+ in Chechnya)
  3. expose the damage to public education and research caused by global corporations such as Elsevier and DfID's privatisation agenda
  4. promote the role FE plays in developing human capabilities (e.g. EI's TVET research)
  5. support union capacity-building and renewal (e.g. ETUCE's YOUR TURN! project) and links with sister trade unions (e.g. Zimbabwe).

Congress calls on UCU to build on current work in these areas and continue to engage regions, branches and members in practical international work, including ongoing support for EI, TUC, Amnesty and other affiliated solidarity organisations.

CARRIED AS AMENDED

60A.1  Disabled members' standing committee

Add new final paragraph: Congress instructs NEC to work with DMSC to step up involvement in fighting for the rights of disabled people internationally and in particular in defending the right of access to integrated education.

CARRIED

Substantive motion

Congress recognises the growing international character of post-compulsory education and the benefits of UCU's international work (e.g. international union support during the USS dispute).

Congress welcomes the union's international activities and campaigns to:

  1. defend academic freedom and educators at risk in countries such as Turkey and Palestine
  2. fight for the rights of women and people with protected characteristics (e.g. LGBT+ in Chechnya)
  3. expose the damage to public education and research caused by global corporations such as Elsevier and DfID's privatisation agenda
  4. promote the role FE plays in developing human capabilities (e.g. EI's TVET research)
  5. support union capacity-building and renewal (e.g. ETUCE's YOUR TURN! project) and links with sister trade unions (e.g. Zimbabwe).

Congress calls on UCU to build on current work in these areas and continue to engage regions, branches and members in practical international work, including ongoing support for EI, TUC, Amnesty and other affiliated solidarity organisations.

Congress instructs NEC to work with DMSC to step up involvement in fighting for the rights of disabled people internationally and in particular in defending the right of access to integrated education.

61  Composite: Solidarity with Brazil: fighting the far right - Women members' standing committee, National executive committee

Congress notes that there has been a recent rise in the far right globally. As an education union we need to be committed to challenge this and fully support educators so they can educate without fear of violence or persecution.

Congress deplores the recent election of the far right Bolsonaro in Brazil, and is concerned about the resulting threats to civil liberties, workers' rights, equality, public services and the environment. Bolsonaro has been widely publicised as being a misogynist, homophobic and racist. Congress notes that one of the first actions of the Bolsonaro presidency was to weaken protections for the LGBT+, indigenous and black communities.

Congress is concerned about the negative effects on free speech, academic freedom and institutional autonomy posed by the rise of far-right populism in Brazil. Worrying developments include police forces entering university campuses during the presidential election and official support for proposals encouraging students to report on 'left-wing' educators (the 'School without Party' movement). Since his election teaching materials have been confiscated on far right ideological grounds and there has been suppression of anti-fascist history and activism.

Congress declares solidarity with sister education unions standing up for staff, students, and academic freedom in Brazil.

Congress calls on the NEC to:

  1. work with the TUC, EI and other broad-based groups to support the Brazilian people in defending democracy, human rights and social progress
  2. encourage and support the setting up of support networks in UK universities and colleges for Brazilian academics
  3. invite Brazilian academics to our universities and colleges in conjunction with Stand up to Racism events to speak about the importance of fighting the far right whenever and wherever we can.

CARRIED

62  UCU support for Sudanese protests - University of Liverpool

Congress condemns the violence against Sudanese demonstrators by the Al-Bashir government.

Congress condemns school and university closures and the arrest, torture and killing of students, teachers and academics.

Congress condemns the attacks on doctors.

Congress supports the demonstrators' demands to bring down Al-Bashir's regime and their right to protest without fear of repression.

Congress demands the release of all imprisoned demonstrators and organisers.

The UK government must stop all trade and aid to Sudan. 66% of government revenue goes to 'security'.

Congress agrees to support and publicise the Sudanese campaigns such as Justice For Sudan and urge attendance on their demos.

Congress asks all trade unions to support and develop this motion, above all by demanding Al-Bashir must go, condemning the violence against demonstrators, and demanding the UK government break all relations with the Sudanese government.

Congress says refugees welcome here.

CARRIED AS AMENDED

62A.1  Newcastle University

Third paragraph, after '...their right to protest', add 'and organise unions'

Fifth paragraph, end of first sentence, replace 'Sudan' with 'Al-Bashir's regime'.

Delete penultimate paragraph (beginning 'Congress asks all trade unions to...'). Replace with: Congress instructs NEC to:

  1. meet Sudanese trade unions to discuss solidarity
  2. write to the UK government
    1. supporting a democratic, civilian transitional authority in Sudan
    2. demanding an immediate end to military sales to and security cooperation with individuals and groups in Sudan responsible for human rights abuses.

Substantive motion

Congress condemns the violence against Sudanese demonstrators by the Al-Bashir government.

Congress condemns school and university closures and the arrest, torture and killing of students, teachers and academics.

Congress condemns the attacks on doctors.

Congress supports the demonstrators' demands to bring down Al-Bashir's regime and their right to protest and organise unions without fear of repression.

Congress demands the release of all imprisoned demonstrators and organisers.

The UK government must stop all trade and aid to Al-Bashir's regime. 66% of government revenue goes to 'security'.

Congress agrees to support and publicise the Sudanese campaigns such as Justice For Sudan and urge attendance on their demos.

Congress instructs NEC to:

  1. meet Sudanese trade unions to discuss solidarity
  2. write to the UK government
    1. supporting a democratic, civilian transitional authority in Sudan
    2. demanding an immediate end to military sales to and security cooperation with individuals and groups in Sudan responsible for human rights abuses.

Congress says refugees welcome here.

63  Fairtrade - UCU Wales

Congress notes Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference to the lives of the people who grow the things we love. We do this by making trade fair.

Congress believes that UCU can play an important role in helping the work of Fairtrade Foundation through its procurement possibilities.

Congress calls upon UCU to

  1. look into the feasibility of committing itself with the Fairtrade foundation.
  2. serving Fairtrade Tea and Coffee where possible
  3. to request the Fairtrade Foundation to deliver a presentation at the 2020 Congress.

CARRIED

64  (EP) Stop Trump - National executive committee

Trump's visit Congress notes that Donald Trump is set to return to the UK at some point in 2019.

His previous visit in July 2018 was met with mass demonstrations.

Since then Trump has partially shut down the US government to force through funding of his racist 'border wall'.

Trump is a racist and misogynist who has given confidence to the racist and fascist right from those who marched in Charlottesville (where anti-racist Heather Heyer was murdered) to Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) in the UK, some of whose supporters are trying to organise on our campuses as well as trying to rehabilitate racist ideological justifications such as 'scientific racism'.

Congress opposes any state visit here, calls on Theresa May to withdraw any such invitation to Trump, and supports any broad-based protests called against his visit.

CARRIED

65  Venezuela - National executive committee

Congress notes:

  1. the Tory government's support for the Trump administration's policy of 'regime change' in Venezuela, illegal under international law
  2. comments from Trump and others have included threats of military action and supported attempts at a right-wing military coup
  3. the US sanctions ('economic warfare') on Venezuela, which the UN estimates have already killed around 140,000 people.

Congress believes:

  1. Venezuela's future is for Venezuelans to determine
  2. Venezuelan oil is the key motivating factor for the US and supporting nations
  3. US interventions have a bloody history in Latin America, including previous US-backed coups and military juntas such as in Chile under Pinochet
  4. the UK government should support the current democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Congress resolves:

  1. to campaign against U.S. intervention in Venezuela for 'regime change' and against UK support for this
  2. to invite a speaker from the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign to a future event
  3. to affiliate to the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

Taken in parts:
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Substantive motion: CARRIED

Substantive motion

Congress notes:

  1. the Tory government's support for the Trump administration's policy of 'regime change' in Venezuela, illegal under international law
  2. comments from Trump and others have included threats of military action and supported attempts at a right-wing military coup
  3. the US sanctions ('economic warfare') on Venezuela, which the UN estimates have already killed around 140,000 people.

Congress believes:

  1. Venezuela's future is for Venezuelans to determine
  2. Venezuelan oil is the key motivating factor for the US and supporting nations
  3. US interventions have a bloody history in Latin America, including previous US-backed coups and military juntas such as in Chile under Pinochet.

Congress resolves:

  1. to campaign against U.S. intervention in Venezuela for 'regime change' and against UK support for this
  2. to invite a speaker from the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign to a future event
  3. to affiliate to the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign.

New paragraph, Legal matters, after paragraph 6.4


66  UCU legal scheme should provide legal consultation opportunity - UCU Wales

Congress notes for employment cases members first need to provide a written narrative of facts, relevant documents and questions which they want UCU lawyers to address.

Congress notes a lawyer provides an initial assessment of the claim based on the written information provided within 21 days.

Congress believes that although the regulations state that UCU lawyers may want to interview members before preparing the initial assessment, this is in fact exceedingly rare.

Congress believes members and supporting staff/caseworkers, not being legally qualified, are not always able to provide all the information needed for an accurate initial assessment by lawyers.

Congress believes members are being frustrated by the process because of the lack of two-way conversation about case details.

Congress resolves to request NEC to require UCU legal scheme regulations be revised for employment cases so members can request a 30 minute interview with the lawyer preparing the initial assessment.

REMITTED

66A.1  Anti-casualisation committee

Add at end of the second paragraph, after 'within 21 days':

Casualisation or equal pay claims are often complex, and inadequately covered by the statutory provision at present. Casualised workers may not be aware of legal support available to them, due to either perceptions of ineligibility or lack of access to union campaigns and resources.

Add new paragraph at the end:

Congress resolves that the legal scheme regulations be revised to provide targeted support specifically for casualised members taking pay claims and discrimination claims under the part-time workers' regs.

67  Breach of human rights - London regional committee

'Austerity' is about transferring wealth from the poorest in society to the richest. Initiating and implementing this policy, the Conservative government declared war on the British working class.

This has led to 120,000 premature deaths per annum; 1 in every 120 people rendered homeless; the cutting or withholding of benefits through Universal Credit leading in some cases to suicide and the decimation of vital public services. These cuts particularly affect women and the disabled.

This government is guilty of a breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the World Conference on Human Rights (June 1993) Vienna declaration.

Congress therefore resolves to initiate a public Civil Crimes Tribunal to investigate these crimes. Material gathered by the tribunal will be made publicly available and blame will be attributed to those responsible. A summative report will confirm culpability and will seek public proposals as to appropriate retributive justice.

CARRIED

68 (EP) Monitoring of electronic communications - Yorkshire and Humberside regional committee

Congress notes that staff and students in FE and HE institutions are being increasingly monitored by their management through the use of external IT companies e.g. ESafe. These third parties capture not only e-mails and web use but any document that is stored on a device plugged into a college/University machine. These files are searched for key terms and any document considered suspect is returned to human resources.

Congress believes:

  1. that this practice is both legally questionable and intrusive
  2. staff and students have a right to privacy
  3. confidentiality in respect of pastoral work with students and for union casework must be respected and protected.

Congress resolves that UCU will:

  1. demand greater transparency on these practices
  2. investigate the legality of the use of data in this way
  3. initiate, on behalf of branches, legal or other challenges to these practices.

CARRIED

69  Use of non-disclosure agreements in HE/FE - University of Hull

Congress notes:

  1. the use by the universities and colleges of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to facilitate the departure of members of staff from their Institution in cases including allegations of bullying and/or harassment
  2. that these agreements prevent staff from pursuing justice through external means and thereby protects against reputational damage to the institution
  3. that these agreements often do not resolve the underlying issues hidden behind the use of the NDAs, which remain to potentially adversely affect the working conditions of the remaining staff.

Congress hereby calls upon FE and HE institutions in the UK to publish aggregated information on the use of NDAs annually, to include: the numbers used; the area of the institution the members of staff subjected to them worked in; and the cumulative annual value of the monies paid out within them.

CARRIED AS AMENDED

69A.1  The Manchester College

Final paragraph, after 'Congress hereby', delete 'calls upon FE and HE institutions in the UK to publish aggregated information on the use of NDAs annually'; replace with 'calls on UCU to put in an annual Freedom of Information request and publish information on the use of NDAs'

CARRIED

Substantive motions

Congress notes:

  1. the use by the universities and colleges of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to facilitate the departure of members of staff from their Institution in cases including allegations of bullying and/or harassment
  2. that these agreements prevent staff from pursuing justice through external means and thereby protects against reputational damage to the institution
  3. that these agreements often do not resolve the underlying issues hidden behind the use of the NDAs, which remain to potentially adversely affect the working conditions of the remaining staff.

Congress hereby calls on UCU to put in an annual Freedom of Information request and publish information on the use of NDAs, to include: the numbers used; the area of the institution the members of staff subjected to them worked in; and the cumulative annual value of the monies paid out within them.

70  Discrimination against workers and the use of non-disclosure agreements - Black members' standing committee

Congress notes the revelations regarding the unfair pay and limited career opportunities of black women exposed in the Guardian, the BBC and UCU led research. Daily micro-aggressions lead to a situation where race discrimination leaves many black workers fearful for their job prospects and deeply dissatisfied at work. Workers often exit employment under such conditions only to find themselves bound by non-disclosure agreements which mask the scale of the problems associated with discrimination.

It is also of note that FOI requests were needed to tease out the relevant data. It was this route used by the BBC to uncover pay scale inequality in Russell Group institutions.

Congress calls on the NEC to:

  1. formally oppose the practice of NDAs and organise support at branches
  2. campaign against this practice including, where possible, raising this at casework training
  3. gather data of the numbers of race discrimination cases settled with an NDA.

CARRIED

71  Electronic voting - Leeds City College

Congress notes:

  1. collectively, vote counts at Congress, FESC and HESC cause a significant loss of business time and can create frustration amongst delegates
  2. electronic voting will reduce peer pressure for delegates to vote in a certain way.

Congress instructs:

  1. electronic voting to be introduced at the 2020 Congress, FESC and HESC and thereafter
  2. the electronic voting system use will identify how individual delegates vote and that this information is available following each vote.

REMITTED

72  Members online conduct - South West regional committee

Congress notes:

  1. the importance of UCU building on the successes of the USS and FE fights back disputes to galvanise and build membership
  2. the subsequent divisions and tensions at Congress 2018, which spilled onto social media, publicising those tensions to our managers, members and government ministers
  3. UCU's commitment to encourage activism and engagement in elections and all aspects of UCU decision-making.

Congress resolves:

  1. to condemn open and public hostility towards members, staff or election candidates from members using social media
  2. to remind members of their responsibility to engage in election and activism discourse in a comradely manner
  3. to instruct members who create on-line platforms, including anonymous accounts, and posts as a mechanism to despoil a candidate's or member's reputation, to remove such posts and platforms
  4. to remind members to review UCU's Rule 13 and its expectation of conduct.

REMITTED


New paragraph, Workload, health and safety, after paragraph 6.4


73 Composite: Workload, health and safety campaigns: workplace suicide - Cardiff University, National executive committee

In November 2015 the TUC carried out a survey of approximately 2000 UK employees, which showed that nearly a third of people (29%) have been bullied at work.

International studies indicate a steep rise in work suicides. Researchers link this to a deterioration of working conditions, unmanageable workloads, and increased job insecurity.Despite these findings, workplace suicide remains unrecognised in UK legislation, and is absent from official statistics. In the UK, work-related suicides are not officially monitored or recorded.Changes to legislation in the UK would follow good practice elsewhere. For example, in France, if an employee takes his or her own life in the workplace, it is investigated and it is incumbent on employers to demonstrate that the suicide was not work-related.Congress calls on UCU:

  1. to lobby the government for changes to legislation on statistics for workplace deaths as part of the union's campaigning activities on workload, and on health and safety
  2. develop a campaign around workplace suicide and seek support from the TUC
  3. to contribute to a process that will persuade legislators of the need for a record and investigation of workplace suicides.

REMITTED

73A.1 UCU Scotland

Add new points 3-6 after bullet points 1 and 2 and renumber. Existing bullet point 3 will become bullet point 7:

  1. to campaign for national and local agreements on workload and stress reduction and against the ab/use of capability procedures, particularly in the case of mental health issues,
  2. to campaign for joint union/employer investigations when suicides occur.
  3. to identify and publicise good practice e.g. joint staff-student suicide prevention training at Glasgow.
  4. to name and shame institutions which do not take serious measures to improve conditions and reduce the risk of suicide.

74 Campaigning to stop unreasonable workloads - National executive committee

Congress recognises the campaign by Diane Anderson (widow of Dr Malcolm Anderson) to stop unreasonable workloads. Dr Anderson from Cardiff University completed suicide in 2018 due to immense workload pressures. The inquest into Dr Anderson's death heard that he had left two notes before he fell from the university building in which he worked - one to his family and another referring to workload pressures and long hours. He was just 48 years old when he died. Dr Anderson had alerted university management 'that his workload was massive and it was unmanageable but nothing ever changed' according to his widow.

Congress therefore resolves to:

  1. publicise and campaign for reasonable workloads in both FE and HE
  2. investigate workload models to ensure that all tasks and duties are clearly and transparently recognised
  3. ensure that new demands such as online marking and NSS type survey work are fully covered in models.

REMITTED

74A.1 Academic related, professional staff committee

End of first paragraph, add, after 'widow' - 'Congress notes that in many HEIs academics are covered by workload models, but academic related professional staff are not.'

Add to end of Resolves 2 - ' and all staff including academic related professional staff are covered.'

74A.2 National executive committee

End of point 1 (under 'resolves'), replace 'in both FE and HE' with 'in FE, HE, prison education, ACE and other institutions where UCU is recognised'

L4  General election now - National executive committee

Theresa May's announcement that she will resign on 7 June brings her disastrous premiership to an end.

But with the Brexit crisis still raging no new Tory leader has a mandate to govern.

UCU calls on the government to resign and call a general election.

We call on the TUC to initiate an emergency 'General election now' campaign and demonstration - to elect a government with a genuine mandate.

REMITTED


New paragraph, Corbyn, Labour and general election, after paragraph 6.4


75  Corbyn, Labour and general election - University of Brighton Grand Parade

Congress notes the:

  1. continuing attacks on Corbyn based on conflation of antisemitism and anti-Zionism
  2. determination of remaining right-wing to recapture the LP for neoliberalism
  3. British establishment anxiety over a Corbyn-led government, and threats to democracy from recent political involvement of the security services.

Congress believes that a Corbyn-led government is important for ending austerity, for the future of post-16 education, and for an independent, justice-based ME foreign policy.

Congress resolves that:

  1. the President will urge all branches to host meetings with Jewish Voice for Labour, to explain and counter the charges of antisemitism in Labour, and with the PSC and BRICUP to explain why supporting Palestine and opposing Zionism are not racist
  2. the general secretary will urge TUC to campaign for an immediate general election using national and regional demonstrations; and urge branches to propose to trades councils local demonstrations for a general election.

REMITTED

75A.1  Yorkshire and Humberside regional committee

Add 4th point to 'Congress notes the':

  1. international law violation constituted by Israeli settlement institutions on occupied land;

Add two sentences to 'Congress believes that':

  1. declaring illegal and morally repugnant the practices of Israel is not, of itself, antisemitic.
  2. iii. cooperating with occupying settlements renders UK institutions complicit in those practices.

And number as i. the first sentence under 'Congress believes that: (ie the sentence starting with 'a Corbyn-led government...')

75A.2  National executive committee

Add '1.' Before 'that a Corbyn-led ...'

Add after 'foreign policy'

  1. 'in the importance of combating antisemitism and that the fight against it is a crucial part of the antiracist movement.
  2. that this abuse of allegations of antisemitism makes it more difficult to campaign against antisemitism.
  3. that campaigning against antisemitism and for Palestinian rights are complementary.'

In Congress resolves add after point a and renumber:

  1. 'To campaign more vigorously against antisemitism and ensure that all UCU antiracist activities involve action against antisemitism'.

75A.3  National executive committee

Paragraph a:

  1. delete 'explain and counter', replace with 'address'
  2. after '...with the PSC and BRICUP', add 'and other appropriate organisations such as Jews for Justice for Palestine'
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