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Rule change referendum results

Three rule changes were recently put to a referendum. The results have been counted and can now be revealed.

The first proposed change dealt with Equity’s objects, powers and duties, which if approved would have the effect of updating the rules in relation to harassment and discrimination to recognise the protected characteristics included within equality law; and to include references to bullying and victimisation. 80% of voters were in favour of making this change.

The second proposed change if passed would insert the qualification of being “in benefit” to apply to a member voting in the election of the Equity General Secretary. 87% of voters were in favour of making this change.

The third proposed change clarifies the wording of the different types of majority, which are used to make decisions, in Equity’s Rules. 86% of voters were in favour of making this change.

All three rule changes therefore have been approved. Thanks to all members who took part in the referendum.

The Independent Scrutineers Report can be found here.