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It's time for McMaster University to agree to a fair contract. Solidarity with CUPE 3906

The York University Faculty Association expresses its solidarity with members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3906. The union, representing over 300 contract faculty members who deliver frontline instruction at McMaster University, is seeking improvements to job security, training, wages, and retirement security. After a year of contract...

Employer delays prevent YUFA members from accessing research funds

On September 20th, 2021, YUFA won a landmark arbitration over the loss of Graduate Assistant (GA) support. Arbitrator Michelle Flaherty concluded that York University’s decision to unilaterally alter its approach to graduate student funding adversely impacted YUFA members and their ability to carry out their research and work. The arbitrator...

Note on psychological services and Group Benefits improvements

YUFA Executive often gets queries about what psychological services are covered by the Collective Agreement. The new Collective Agreement (effective May 1, 2022) now includes registered psychotherapists, psychoanalysts, and social workers, along with licensed psychologists – up to a maximum of $ 10,000 per benefit year. It is important for...