News

CAUT Censures University of Toronto Administration

On April 22nd, delegates to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Council meeting voted to censure the Administration of the University of Toronto. This decision was taken in response to the Administration’s failure to resolve concerns regarding academic freedom stemming from the decision to abruptly halt the hiring...

Transgender Health Fund 2020-21 Open

The Transgender Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support trans health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and currently appears as Article 26.11 in the 2018-21 Collective Agreement. In the last round of bargaining,...

Employment opportunity: YUFA full-time Executive Associate/Staff Representative

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) is the union representing 1,500 faculty, librarians and archivists, and post-doctoral visitors at York University. We are seeking to fill two vacancies for the position of Executive Associate/Staff Representative in an active union office located on York’s Keele campus. One position is a permanent...

Invitation: Dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on work

YUFA's Race Equity Caucus (REC) cordially invites members to a forum dedicated to the impact of COVID-19 on work. Dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on work:  Reflections & experiences. Moving towards installing support.

YUFA wins landmark arbitration over loss of Graduate Assistant support

Four years after the University cut over 700 annual graduate assistantship positions, an arbitrator has upheld YUFA’s grievance that these cuts represent a sudden and substantial loss of support for full-time faculty and violate important Employer obligations under the Collective Agreement.

Results of YUFA ratification vote for Chief Steward (1 of 2)

YUFA recently conducted a ratification vote for the position of Chief Steward (one of two positions) on the Executive Committee. The ratification vote took place from Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST to Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Technology supports for faculty

Faculty Relations recently provided YUFA with the following list of resources for technical support related to the upcoming exam period. If you find these resources inadequate or have issues with any of these resources, please contact the relevant office and copy YUFA at [email protected] so that YUFA is informed and can address...

YUFA Fall General Membership Meeting

Dear colleagues: The YUFA Fall General Membership Meeting is scheduled on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. Several important issues will be covered at the meeting, including updates on YUFA budget and finances; bargaining; long-term disability (LTD); and reports from YUFA Officers.

YUFA social media and invitation to workshop

We invite you to follow YUFA on social media. We currently have profiles on three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In the coming weeks and months, we will be increasing the content we generate on social media and look forward to engaging members and allies who have active profiles. We plan to...