The recently-created Trustee Board may reject changes to the Union's Code of Practice, which were proposed by ICU's media outlets and approved by the students on Union Council. The changes, approved last term, give ICU's media the explicit right to criticise Union departments, while still protecting individual staff members from criticism or media harassment.
Key members of ICU's media thought change was necessary after Felix felt it had been prevented from publishing stories which cast certain departments in a poor light.
The Code of Practice forms an Annex of the ICU constitution, so changes to the CoP follow the same procedure as for the rest of the document. Due to changes which, according to some, were snuck through last year, Council can no longer change the ICU constitution by itself. Previously, two readings of Council with 2/3 majority were required to make changes to the Union's core document, but now they must pass through one reading at Council and one at the trustee board.
The trustee board - which until recently has met in unpublicised meetings and published no minutes - has expressed concern that such criticism of ICU would go against the responsibility the organisation has to its employees, so has delayed its decision (and any changes) to consider it further.
Live! has been concerned about the relationship between the trustee board and the media since the very first meeting of the trustee board, when the Live! Editor was asked "who controls what you publish?" by the chair, Ram Gidoomal.