Agenda item

Notices of Motion

1.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR WILSON

 

“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the public and private sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.

 

This Council therefore:

 

  1. Pledges to support and protect all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;
  2. Confirms that it believes that all EU citizens in the City should retain their right to vote in and be candidates in local elections;

 

Requests Cabinet to explore ways in which it can help EU citizens in the City apply for permanent residence and citizenship.”

 

2.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR LUGG

 

“This Council supports the ‘Sending a Message in a Bottle’Campaign initiated by Llanidloes the first town on the Severn to encourage all the villages, towns , cities and counties bordering the Severn to work to prevent rubbish and plastics polluting the river on its way to the sea.”

 

3.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR HAIGH

 

“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

 

This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

?      Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures, with specific reference to those with a terminal diagnosis

?      Make a commitment not to dismiss a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

?      Ensure that the Council has a competent programme with the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosis

?      Provide staff training on dealing with terminal illnesses

?      Ensure that Human Resources have procedures in place to make necessary adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

?      Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”

 

4.     PROPOSED BY COUNCILLOR BRAZIL

 

“This council notes that on 28th March 2018, the government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.

 

This council agrees that a deposit return scheme would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

This council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

This council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme.”

Minutes:

Notice of Motion from the Liberal Democrat Group

 

57.1    Councillor Wilson, seconded by Councillor Hilton, proposed the following motion:-

 

“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the private and public sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.

 

This Council therefore:

 

1.    Pledges to support and protect all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;

2.    Confirms that it believes that all EU citizens in the City should retain their right to vote in and be candidates in local elections;

3.    Requests cabinet to explore ways in which it can help EU citizens in the City apply for permanent residence and citizenship.”

 

 

57.2    Councillor James, seconded by Councillor Watkins, proposed the following amendment:-

 

“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the private and public sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.

 

This Council therefore:

 

1.    Pledges to support and protect all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;

2.    Confirms that it believes that all EU citizens in the City should retain their right to vote in and be candidates in local elections; will provide and publicise advice to EU citizens on electoral matters in line with national guidance.

3.    Notes that the Government reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights in December 2017 which protects the rights of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU and enables them to live their lives as now;

4.    Further notes that EU citizens and their family members will need to apply to secure their rights through a simple digital system to get settled status;

5.    Welcomes the Government’s decision  not to charge a fee for applications for settled status;

6.    Agrees to support any staff members who are EU citizens in applying for settled status;

7.    Resolves to work with the County Council to publicise the scheme and with community groups and agencies such as GARAS to support those who need help in making an application;

8.    Requests that Members promote the advice and support available amongst their communities.

Requests cabinet to explore ways in which it can help EU citizens in the City apply for permanent residence and citizenship.”

 

 

57.3    Councillors Wilson and Hilton indicated that they would accept the amendment which then became the substantive motion.

 

57.4    The substantive motion was put to the vote and was carried.

 

57.5    RESOLVED that –

           

“This Council recognises the invaluable contribution being made by EU citizens, working in both the private and public sectors, in making Gloucester a better place for us all to live and work.

 

This Council therefore:

 

1     Pledges to support all EU citizens who live or work in the City, throughout and after the Brexit process;

 

2     Confirms that it will provide and publicise advice to EU citizens on electoral matters in line with national guidance.

 

3     Notes that the Government reached an agreement with the European Union on citizens’ rights in December 2017 which protects the rights of EU citizens after the UK leaves the EU and enables them to live their lives as now;

 

4     Further notes that EU citizens and their family members will need to apply to secure their rights through a simple digital system to get settled status;

 

5     Welcomes the Government’s decision  not to charge a fee for applications for settled status;

 

6     Agrees to support any staff members who are EU citizens in applying for settled status;

 

7     Resolves to work with the County Council to publicise the scheme and with community groups and agencies such as GARAS to support those who need help in making an application;

 

8     Requests that Members promote the advice and support available amongst their communities.

 

Notice of Motions from the Labour Group

 

57.5    Councillor Lugg, seconded by Councillor Coole, proposed the following motion:-

 

“This Council supports the ‘Sending a Message in a Bottle’Campaign initiated by Llanidloes the first town on the Severn to encourage all the villages, towns , cities and counties bordering the Severn to work to prevent rubbish and plastics polluting the river on its way to the sea.”

 

57.6     The motion was put to the vote and was carried.

 

57.7    RESOLVED that –

 

“This Council supports the ‘Sending a Message in a Bottle’ Campaign initiated by Llanidloes the first town on the Severn to encourage all the villages, towns , cities and counties bordering the Severn to work to prevent rubbish and plastics polluting the river on its way to the sea.”

 

57.8    Councillor Haigh, seconded by Councillor Coole, proposed the following motion:-

     

“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

 

This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

?     Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures, with specific reference to those with a terminal diagnosis

?     Make a commitment not to dismiss a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

?     Ensure that the Council has a competent programme with the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosis

?     Provide staff training on dealing with terminal illnesses

?     Ensure that Human Resources have procedures in place to make necessary adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

?     Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”

 

57.9    Councillor Hannah Norman, seconded by Councillor Finnegan, proposed the following amendment:-

 

“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

 

This Council also notes that as part of the existing framework of employment practice and procedure in Local Government there are policies in place which make such an outcome extremely rare.  These include policies which govern how the Council deals with disability and its commitment to making reasonable adjustments and the provisions within the Local Government Pension Scheme which provides for early retirement on ill-health grounds.

 

This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

·        Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures, with specific reference to those to maintain its commitment to dealing compassionately with employees with a terminal diagnosis

·        Make a commitment not to dismiss Ensure that all reasonable efforts are made to avoid the dismissal of a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

·        Ensure that the Council has a competent programme with the appropriate policies and procedures and the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosisincluding making reasonable adjustments and adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

·        Provide staff Make available training on and support to all staff who may be dealing with or impacted by terminal illnesses

·        Ensure that Human Resources have procedures in place to make necessary adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

·        Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”

 

           

 

57.10  Councillors Haigh and Coole indicated that they would accept the amendment which then became the substantive motion.

 

57.11  The substantive motion was put to the vote and was carried.

 

57.12  RESOLVED that –

 

“This Council notes that terminally ill employees are not currently protected under national disability legislation and can therefore be dismissed if they are no longer able to conduct their role with reasonable adjustments. This can mean that terminally ill people can be subjected to stressful assessments, subsequent dismissal and the loss of death in service benefits – all following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

 

This Council also notes that as part of the existing framework of employment practice and procedure in Local Government there are policies in place which make such an outcome extremely rare.  These include policies which govern how the Council deals with disability and its commitment to making reasonable adjustments and the provisions within the Local Government Pension Scheme which provides for early retirement on ill-health grounds.

 

This Council believes that those receiving a terminal diagnosis are entitled to dignity at work.

 

This Council resolves to:

 

·        Review sick pay and sickness absence procedures to maintain its commitment to dealing compassionately with employees with a terminal diagnosis

 

·        Ensure that all reasonable efforts are made to avoid the dismissal of a member of staff with a terminal illness, due to their condition

 

·        Ensure that the Council has  appropriate policies and procedures and the capacity to provide support to any person with a terminal diagnosisincluding making reasonable adjustments and adaptations to work arrangements for staff with a terminal illness

 

·        Make available training and support to all staff who may be dealing with or impacted by terminal illnesses

 

·        Sign and adopt the TUC’s dying to work charter.”

 

 

 

 

Notice of motion from the Liberal-Democrat Group

 

57.13 Council Brazil, seconded by Councillor Ryall, proposed the following motion:-

           

“This Council notes that on 28th March 2018, the Government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.

 

This Council agrees that a deposit return scheme would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

This Council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

This Council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this Council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme.”

 

57.14  Councillor Cook, seconded by Councillor Melvin, proposed the following amendment:-

 

           

“This Council notes that on 28th March 2018, the Government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.

 

This Council agrees that a deposit return scheme, as a part of the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy, and not in isolation,would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

 

This Council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

 

This Council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this Council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme in conjunction with the delivery of the Resource and Waste Strategy.”

 

57.15  Councillors Cook and Melvin indicated that they would accept the amendment which then became the substantive motion.

 

57.16  The substantive motion was put to the vote and was carried.

 

57.15  RESOLVED that –

 

            “This Council notes that on 28th March 2018, the Government announced its intention to consider introducing a deposit return scheme in England for single use drinks containers, whether plastic, glass or metal.

 

This Council agrees that a deposit return scheme, as a part of the Government’s Resource and Waste Strategy, and not in isolation,would help increase the amount of single use drinks cans and bottles that are recycled rather than left to litter our streets, being sent to landfill or to incineration.

 

This Council notes that supermarket chains (Iceland, Co-op, Morrisons and Tesco) have been trialling a deposit return scheme.

 

This Council agrees that the three group leaders should write to the Secretary of State, Michael Gove to encourage him to introduce such a scheme and also to the MP for Gloucester to let him know that this Council supports the introduction of a nationwide single use drinks container deposit return scheme in conjunction with the delivery of the Resource and Waste Strategy.”

 

 

           

 

 

           

 

 

 
 
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