Bargaining

YUFA’s collective agreement expired on 30 April 2015.  YUFA began bargaining with the Employer at the end of May 2015 with the goal of achieving a new and improved collective agreement.

A tentative agreement was reached on February 9, 2016 and was ratified by the membership on February 23, 2016.

This page provides information about:
Tentative Agreement (now ratified) (February 9, 2016)

Primary Negotiating Positions

Members can access YUFA’s Primary Negotiating Positions in both web and pdf format.

Bargaining Updates

Executive Statement on the Tentative Agreement (February 12, 2016)

Bargaining Team Report on the Tentative Agreement (February 12, 2016)

Update #11: General Membership Meeting to Discuss Options as Conciliation Fails and the Parties Enter Mediation (January 27, 2016)

Update #10: The Status of YUFA’s Key Bargaining Issues as Conciliation Begins (January 18, 2016)

Update #9: YUFA Applies for Conciliation (January 4, 2015)

Update #8: YUFA’s Collegiality Proposals: Contesting Managerialism, Protecting Shared Governance (November 26, 2015)

Updated Status of Bargaining Proposals (November 1, 2015)

Update #7: YUFA Develops Revised Package of Proposals; Employer Still Says No (October 20, 2015) | Status of Bargaining Proposals (October 20, 2015)

Update #6: Little Movement on YUFA’s Key Proposals (September 21, 2015)

Update #5: Report on August Bargaining Sessions (September 3, 2015)

Update #4: Bargaining Resumes in August (August 14, 2015)

Update #3: May and June Negotiations (July 13, 2015)

Update #2: Expiration of the YUFA Collective Agreement (May 28, 2015)

Update #1: YUFA Serves Notice to Bargain (April 15, 2015)

Bargaining Backgrounders

Backgrounder #3: Balancing Workload: Good for Research, Good for Students, Good for York (September 21, 2015)

Backgrounder #2: Why Doesn’t the Employer Trust Faculty? (August 14, 2015)

Backgrounder #1: Is York Really Broke? (June 23, 2015)

Bargaining Posters

Members are encouraged to circulate print or electronic versions of these posters that highlight the key issues at stake in the 2015-16 round of bargaining.

Frequently Asked Questions

Strikes & Lockouts