The YUFA Constitution (Article 4) establishes the Stewards’ Council to direct the affairs of the Association between General Meetings. The Stewards’ Council provides a forum for discussion of issues of concern to YUFA members and can direct the Executive Committee to take action thereon. Its other roles include ratifying appointments, subcommittees, and By-Law amendments, approving primary negotiating positions before their ratification by the membership, reviewing the Executive Committee’s work plans, and recommending Constitutional amendments to the membership. The Stewards’ Council includes members of the Executive Committee, all elected Stewards, and one representative from each Recognised Caucus.
Stewards Council meetings are generally held the first Friday of every month during term time and are open to all YUFA members.
Want to learn more about Stewards’ Council? Read this personal account by William Denton, who is the Steward for Libraries (2019-22) and the Stewards’ Council Representative to the Executive Committee (2019-20).