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Campaigns and Mandates


As announced in the February mailing issued to all Guild and Federation Primary Contacts, as well as to Associate Members, the Trustees have chosen two mandate proposals to be discussed at this year's AGM in Bournemouth on 28th June. The two proposals are:

TG firmly believes that next of kin should not have the right to prevent doctors from taking any parts from the body that a registered donor has consented to donate,

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TG applauds the passing of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and urges local authorities, law enforcement agencies, immigration officers and all others involved in tackling human trafficking and modern slavery to cooperate and ensure this legislation is upheld.

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The two mandates were debated and voted on by members attending the AGM in Glasgow on 10th June.

The mandate proposals were as follows:

TG is in full support of any initiative to enable those with severe mental and physical disabilities to live in places, close to their families, where they can be properly looked after with assured long term continuity of care.

Result of the vote: carried unanimously

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TG urges HM Government to amend existing legislation, with reference to Advertising to Gamble in the Gambling Act 2005, so as to ban public advertising which encourages the practice of gambling, in the same way that advertising the use of tobacco is banned.

Result of the vote: carried unanimously

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TG HeadQuarters sends a copy of each Mandate that has been carried at the AGM, together with covering correspondence requesting that action be taken, to any individual, organisation or Government department that has power or influence to help to implement that Resolution.

Guilds and Federations should always formulate their own follow-up work on a local and/or national basis. TG HeadQuarters keeps records of all developments and will help Guilds and Federations* who are strongly recommended and encouraged to press for action to be taken, by keeping them up to date on progress. Later in the year Guilds and Federations may be asked to fill in a questionnaire giving details of the follow-up work they have undertaken, together with an assessment of any progress made towards the implementation of the mandate.

* see ‘Campaign Tips’ on pages 10 – 11 of the PA Booklet issued in 2011.

A copy of the PA Booklet, updated to include the 2015 mandates, is available to view/download in the Members’ Area.

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Margaret Butler
Posted: Saturday, 11 Apr 2015 09:32
The two mandate proposals for 2015 are to be commended, and any vote, will, I'm sure,be in favor of the motions. However, in order for there to be a "proper" debate, will the TG Management Committee be providing Speakers who are "for" and "against" the motions at the AGM? The lack of "balanced" argument in previous years mandates has been disappointing.
Valerie Barker
Posted: Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 12:30
Thank you. The above is all now sorted and I have to admit that I had made the mistake of not fully reading my Public Affairs Booklet which answers the questions raised. Put it all down to a "senior moment"!! I look forward to hearing the debate at the National AGM.
Valerie Barker
Posted: Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 10:08
As one of the Guilds within my Federation have worked very hard to put together all information required for the submission of a mandate at the forthcoming AGM we are very disappointed at the information that is available to us regarding various queries that we have relating to the presentation of the mandate i.e. seconding, time allowed for presentation etc. Could I respectfully request that an information pack be produced and circulated from HQ to any Guild expressing an interest in putting forward a mandate proposal. Many thanks for your assistance - Val Barker - Dorset Federation Chairman
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