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Council and Democracy

Agenda

Venue: Conference Room, Guardsman Tony Downes House, Droylsden

Contact: Robert Landon, Head of Democratic Services  0161 342 2146 or Email: robert.landon@tameside.gov.uk

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1.

CIVIC MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Civic Mayor to make any appropriate announcements.

 

At this juncture the Civic Mayor will retire from the Chair and the Chair of Council Business shall assume the Chair for the remaining business.

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MINUTES pdf icon PDF 205 KB

That the Minutes of the proceedings of the Meeting of Council held on 24 July 2018 be approved as correct records and signed by the Chair of Council Business (or other person presiding) (Minutes attached).

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Council.

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4.

COMMUNICATIONS OR ANNOUNCEMENTS

To receive any announcements or communications from the Chair of Council Business, the Executive Leader, Members of the Executive Cabinet or the Chief Executive.

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COUNCIL BIG CONVERSATION

To consider any questions submitted by Members of the public in accordance with Standing Orders 31.12 and 31.13.

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MEETING OF EXECUTIVE CABINET pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Executive Cabinet held on 29 August and 19 September 2018.

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MEETING OF OVERVIEW (AUDIT) PANEL pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Overview (Audit) Panel held on 30 July and 10 September 2018.

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MEETING OF DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES WORKING GROUP pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To receive the minutes of the Meeting of the Democratic Processes Working Group held on 1 October 2018.

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9.

MEMBERSHIP OF COUNCIL BODIES

To consider any changes to the membership of Council bodies.

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10.

QUESTIONS

To answer questions (if any) asked under Standing Order 17.2, for which due notice has been given by a Member of the Council.

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11.

URGENT ITEMS

To consider any other items which the Chair of Council Business (or other person presiding) is of the opinion shall be dealt with as a matter of urgency.

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12.

NOTICES OF MOTION

To consider the following motions:

 

Motion in the name of Councillor Warrington

 

That this Council believes that:

·                Everyone is equal irrespective of their race or religion;

·                That all forms of hate crime must be condemned; and

·                Cross-party support for combating anti-Semitism in all its forms is to be welcomed;

 

Council subsequently note with great concern the rise in anti-Semitism in recent years across the UK.

 

In recognising that anti-Semitism continues to be a problem in our Country, Council agrees to formally adopt the working definition of anti-Semitism agreed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and adopted by the UK Government, the Labour Party, Scottish and Welsh Governments, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and numerous other Councils across the country.

 

This Council therefore agrees to adopt the following definition of anti-Semitism:

 

Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities

 

 

Motion in the name of Councillor Cartey

 

That this Council notes although Slavery was abolished in the UK in 1833, there are more slaves today than ever before in human history. Figures from the International Labour Organisation suggest that there are more than 40 million people in modern slavery across the world, with nearly 25 million held in forced labour. There were 3805 victims of modern slavery identified in the UK in 2016. A rising number but still well below the 10,000 and 13,000 potential victims estimated by the Home Office.

 

Modern Slavery is happening nationwide. Traffickers and slave masters use whatever means they have at their disposal to coerce, deceive and force individuals into a life of abuse, servitude and inhuman treatment. This can include sexual and criminal exploitation.

 

This Council believes that action needs to be taken to raise awareness of modern slavery and the fact that it is happening all over the UK. That the current support for victims is not sufficient and needs to go beyond the 45 days they are currently given by the government. That councils have an important role to play in ensuring their contracts and supplies don’t contribute to modern day slavery and exploitation.

 

Tameside Council will:

 

1.       Ensure those involved in corporate procurement understand modern slavery through the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply’s (CIPS) online course on Ethical Procurement and Supply.

2.       Require its contractors to comply fully with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, wherever it applies, with contract termination as a potential sanction for non-compliance.

3.       Challenge any abnormally low-cost tenders to ensure they do not rely upon the potential contractor practising modern slavery.

4.       Highlight to its suppliers that contracted workers are free to join a trade union and are not to be treated unfairly for belonging to one.

5.       Publicise its whistle-blowing system for staff to blow the whistle on any suspected examples of modern slavery.

6.       Require its tendered contractors to adopt a whistle-blowing policy which  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

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