Roles & Responsibilities of Stewards/Officers
Stewards─Stewards are required to attend a monthly meeting of the council where decisions affecting UCATS are made, resources are allocated and member engagement activities are planned. Stewards may also attend step one and two grievance meetings (with assistance and training), keep members informed of union activities, write for the newsletter and may also attend conferences and conventions. There is always plenty to do so you will not be compelled to do anything with which you are not comfortable.
President─The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Union. He/she shall preside at the meetings of the Executive Council and general membership. He/she shall report to the membership on the action of the Executive Council. He/she shall administer policy established by the Executive Council and the general membership. The President shall propose a budget to the Executive Council and submit a budget report at the close of his/her term. The President will be spokesperson for the Union.
Vice President (2 positions)─In the absence of the President, the Executive Council shall designate which Vice President shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the President. The Vice Presidents shall perform such other duties as the President may designate. The Vice Presidents shall supervise and coordinate the activities of the temporary and permanent committees. The division of work between the two Vice Presidents shall be recommended and approved by the Executive Council once they have been elected.
Treasurer─The Treasurer shall be responsible for the accurate keeping of financial records, the payment of all bills, and all other duties as usual to that office.
Secretary─The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of the Executive Council and the general membership meetings. The Secretary shall supervise the dissemination of information to the membership, conduct the correspondence of the Union, and supervise files and non-financial records and other duties as usual to the office.