The Council, sitting in full session, shall appoint the Grievance Committee to consider the grievance. The Secretary shall fix the date for the hearing and shall give the Member and any person against whom the grievance lies not less than 14 days’ notice of the date, time and place of the hearing, the names of the members of the Grievance Committee and the procedure to be followed at the hearing.
The Secretary’s notice to the Member and to any person against whom the grievance lies shall also contain a statement that s/he has a right to be heard at the hearing and to be accompanied by a friend or representative.
The Grievance Committee shall allow the Member and any person against whom the grievance lies to call witnesses and to address the Committee either in person or by her/his friend or representative and subject to the principles of justice and fairness shall determine their own procedure.
The Grievance Committee shall reach their decision and inform the Council as soon as practicable after the end of the hearing.
Any notice or document required under this Ordinance shall be served in accordance with Ordinance 2.14.
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