MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

(a) Individual Membership and Honorary Fellowship is open to new members or existing members who are currently teaching or have retired from the education profession.


(b) Any Member or Honorary Fellow of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales not indebted to the Guild for subscription or otherwise may resign membership by giving written notice to the Honorary Secretary.


(c) Any Member or Honorary Fellow of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales who does not pay membership fees within six months of the invoice date will be declared “unfinancial” and, if unfinancial for one year, may be expelled by resolution of the Council. Such a Member or Honorary Fellow may be re-admitted on giving a satisfactory explanation to the Council and meeting such financial obligation to the Guild that may include full payment of unpaid membership fees.

 

(d) The Council shall have the power by Resolution to expel any Member or Honorary Fellow from the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales. Before a Resolution for expulsion, is put to vote the Member or Honorary Fellow concerned shall be notified in writing and within 21 days be given an opportunity to present an explanation or defence that the Member or Honorary Fellow may think fit.

 

(e) No person may be elected to Membership or Honorary Fellowship of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales or may receive any award conferred by the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales if, under a law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory or an equivalent law of a foreign country:

(i) a conviction for a crime or a civil penalty that includes a substantial pecuniary penalty has been recorded in relation to the person or
(ii) there has been a finding adverse to the person (including where the person has been found guilty of an crime without the recording of a conviction) or
(iii) the person has behaved or acted in a manner that has brought or might reasonably be expected to bring the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales into disrepute.

 

(f) In accordance with Rule (d), the Council may at its absolute discretion terminate the Membership or Honorary Fellowship of any person or revoke any award made to any person if it is later found that Membership or Honorary Fellowship or an award of the Teachers’ Guild of New South Wales has been made in contravention of this policy.


(g) In accordance with Rule (d), the Council may at its absolute discretion terminate the Membership or Honorary Fellowship of any person or revoke any award made to any person if the Council is satisfied that it would not have been desirable to elect the person or give the award because:

 

(i) information on which the decision to elect the person or give the award was based on false or misleading in a material particular or

 

(ii) information that was not available to the Council when the recommendation to elect the person or give the award was made (whether or not the information existed when the recommendation or decision was made).

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