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Further YUFA statement on police presence on campus

YUFA deplores the York University administration's decision to summon police to the Keele campus on June 6, 2024, in a huge show of force and intimidation against a small group of students who were peacefully exercising their rights of political speech and protest on the university 'common'.  In alliance with...

LTD premium charge to increase by 19% on June pay

One of the most important benefits YUFA members receive is Long Term Disabiltiy (LTD) coverage. Benefits under our plan replace 85% of a members’ after-tax disposable income (up to $8000 per month) in the case of an eligible disability. As a result of an increase in the number of claims...

Special General Membership Meeting 10am Thursday, June 6

YUFA is holding a  Special General Members Meeting next coming Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 10am to 12pm.  This SGMM is on YUFA's primary negotiating positions. Please note this is a large package with very important information, please review early and thoroughly ahead of the SGMM. The Zoom link for the meeting along with the...

Bargaining update - May 22, 2024

In the next two weeks YUFA members will have an opportunity to review and approve the bargaining proposals package for the current round of collective bargaining. A Special Membership Meeting called for this purpose will be held on June 6.  To date, the parties have met four times during which...

Canadian Digital Learning Research Association 2024 Spring Pan-Canadian Survey

The 2024 Pan-Canadian Digital Learning Survey is to explore critical issues in digital learning and to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital learning at publicly funded post-secondary institutions in Canada. The primary objective of the research is to provide institutional leaders and key interest groups in Canadian higher...

Medical marijuana coverage

The University and YUFA have agreed that effective May 1, 2024, where a claim for medical marijuana is made through the adjudication/claims process for medical marijuana as set out in the SunLife Group Benefits Booklet for employees in the YUFA Bargaining Unit ("Benefits Booklet"), which includes a Prior Approval form,...