"Following the receipt of a request from 25 members of council, notice is given that a special meeting of AUT council will be held on Thursday 26 May 2005 in central London.
The sole business of this special council meeting will be to have a full debate on proposals to boycott Israeli universities.
Details of how to register delegates for this meeting will be sent to local associations shorty.
Submission of motions by local associations
Motions for this council meeting should be received at Egmont House by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 May. Motions will be circulated to local associations as soon as is practical after that deadline. The deadline for amendments to those motions will be 5pm on Monday 23 May.
The council agenda committee will meet prior to the special council meeting and their report will be circulated to delegates on their arrival at the meeting.
Motions should be approved by a local association general meeting or in accordance with another provision set out in a local association�s local rules. A copy of the form for the purpose of submitting council motions is included in circular LA7629.
Alternatively, motions can be submitted by e-mail to Catherine Wilkinson from the contact e-mail address that is held by head office for the local association secretary. E-mails should state that the motion was passed at a quorate general meeting, and the date of that meeting (as shown on the attached form for submitting motions by post).
Receipt of all motions will be acknowledged; if you do not receive an acknowledgement before the deadline, please contact Catherine Wilkinson at head office."
Any AUT members reading this, please get active in your local association to hold an open, democratic local association meeting, and for this meeting to send an anti-boycott motion to Special Council. For more information, go to ENGAGE.
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