Structure

Our structure reflects our aims:

 

  1. to further fighting the cuts in Liverpool & Merseyside;

  2. to bring organisations & campaign groups together to campaign against the cuts

  3. to help build a general anti-austerity movement while recognising particular issues for the hardest hit, including women, children, those with disabilities, Black, Asian & ethnic communities, migrants and also recognising the need for safety in campaigning for these and LGBT groups.

 

We are aware of the immensity and necessity of the task. To be effective we have 

 

  • Working groups on specific campaigns as needed, reporting back to the main group each month

  • an agenda circulated in advance (but accepting items from all members and allowing additional items to be accepted at the meeting itself)

  • Notes of decisions taken and reports and information provided at each meeting and distributed as soon afterwards as possible

  • A democratically elected coordinating committee to take responsibility for carrying out these tasks, implementing decisions between meetings and reporting back to the full LATC.

  • Regular monthly meetings

Committee

  •  Four rotating Chairs (gender balanced)  

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Minutes secretary

  • Two further elected members

  • Representative from the Trades Council

 

The Committee’s role is to carry out the decisions of the whole group and it is accountable to that group at every meeting. The people chosen should reflect different campaigns/approaches from LATC.

 

The Committee meets half-way between LATC meetings and use that meeting to:

  • Organise the agenda and distribute it in advance

  • Follow through decisions from previous meeting

  • Deal with any emergency issues that have arisen

 

Working groups

Anyone who wishes can attend working groups which convene their own meetings and report back to LATC. Any decisions made to come back to the next LATC meeting for ratification.

 

Electing Committee

Elected at the AGM in January,  nominations put forward at the meeting itself.

 

Democratic control over the year

If, during the course of the year a large group of the membership feel unhappy with the committee as a whole or with one particular committee member, then a no confidence resolution is discussed at a meeting of all members.The meeting of all members remains the supreme body.