Students trying to ban Nestle products AGAIN at SUSU AGM
Next Tuesday is the SUSU Annual General Meeting (AGM), where every year students from across campus meet up to have a bit of a debate about things. There are a […]
Next Tuesday is the SUSU Annual General Meeting (AGM), where every year students from across campus meet up to have a bit of a debate about things.
There are a four motions proposed, but the one that’s most close to our hearts at The Tab is the group of students putting forward a motion to ban all Nestle products from campus. Nestle is the most boycotted company in human history – check out the Wikipedia page for more information.
This all started with an article written by Miss Chloe Green in the Wessex Scene, which sparked a huge debate which we took a very active part in. We enraged more than a few people in the process.
Originally a motion was put forward to Union Council and ‘postponed’, as Council felt that students enjoyed Kit-Kats far too much and they wouldn’t want all Nestle products banned. The proposers were rather annoyed at this incompetence, so they’re bringing it to the AGM where anyone can vote. Word has it they’re gathering a mob to vote for the ban.
A similar thing happened last year, with AU lads and ladettes managing to overturn the rule on being allowed to have their club AGMs in pubs and clubs. Imagine the scenario: “The quickest person to down a Quadvod (RIP) gets to be President!”
At the meeting last year, there were lots of people angry how bureacratic the whole meeting was, and chances are this year will be no different. Of the 4 proposals put forward, only 1 of them is even remotely interesting to the average student. All the others are ‘changing the constitution to do something we already do’ type motions. Snooze.
As usual, the The Tab will be providing live coverage of the whole event for your information and enjoyment.
You can find out more information about the AGM on the SUSU website.