Friday 26-02-2016 - 12:12
On Thursday 25 February the National Executive Council met for the fourth time this year. At the meeting council members heard the reports of the President, Vice presidents, Liberation, Nations and Sections Officers.
The meeting was livestreamed and the recording will be available on the NUS youtube channel. Officers gave a short report on their work since December. Council members were then given the opportunity to ask questions of the officers and hold them to account. You can read the reports on the NEC Hub.
The NEC approved the estimates for National Conference 2016.
The NEC debated motions to submit as their 1400 words to National Conference 2016. There were 8 Motions Submitted. A Priority ballot on these motions was held before the meeting.
4 Motions were sent to be debated at National Conference in the Following Order:
Motion 3: Cutting the costs of education to build a debt free future
Motion 1: Bilingual NUS UK.
Motion 4: Freedom of Information and the Green Paper
Motion 5: Students’ Unions and #RefugeesWelcome
NEC then debated policy that was submitted as motions by council members. There were 13 motions submitted and an additional 5 emergency motions submitted after the motions deadline. Motions were passed in this order:
Motion 1 | #NotMyCoOp
Emergeny Motion 2 | More Excuses for anti-semitism
Motion 13 | Abortion Devolution
Motion 3 | ARAF Convenors
Motion 10 | Make PrEP available on the NHS for free NOW!
Motion 4 | #BursaryorBust
Motion 9 | Sarah Reed and police accountability
Motion 6 | Supporting Black Student Officers
Motion 7 | Y-Stop and police brutality
Motion 11 | Estrangement should be high on the agenda
Motion 12 | No Women in Men’s Prisons!
Emergency motion 1 | Council Bans
Motion 2 | Stop Turkey’s War on the Kurds! Break the Silence!
Motion 5 | Supporting Mobilisations
Emergency Motion 3 | #StandWithJNU
Emergency Motion 4 | For a full investigation of Giulio Regeni's death
Emergency Motion 5 | Solidarity With RMF Activists in South Africa
The next meeting will be on 1 June 2016.