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YUFA Executive Officer elections for the 2022-2024 term

Nominations for YUFA Officer positions beginning June 1, 2022, and ending May 31, 2024 term have now closed.  Voting will take place from 10:00am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 to 10:00am on Thursday, December 2, 2021.  Eligible voters will receive instructions via electronic mail starting 10:00am today.  Should you not receive...

Collegial governance is a key pillar of YUFA's bargaining agenda

The YUFA Bargaining Team continues to meet with the Employer and since the last bargaining update, YUFA has secured additional bargaining dates with the Employer into the New Year. With the end of the Fall semester approaching, the YUFA Bargaining Team has asked the Employer to distribute the 2021 Progress-through-the-Ranks...

YUFA solidarity letter to University of Manitoba Faculty Association

To: UMFA President Orvie Dingwall The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) is 100% in solidarity with University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) members who deserve better than below-inflation wage increases from a provincial government intent on undermining free and fair collective bargaining. The Government of Manitoba needs to abandon its interference...

Nominations for YUFA Officer Positions 2022-2024

Nominations for YUFA Officer positions for the 2022-24 term close on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00 am. President:  Arthur Hilliker; Agnes Whitfield Vice President Internal: Susan Ingram Vice President External: Patrick Phillips Chief Steward (1 of 2):  Marcia Macaulay; Nancy Sangiuliano Equity Officer (1 of 2): Celia Popovic; Akolisa Ufodike Communications Officer: Ricardo...

Key Governance Issues at Senate

The YUFA Subcommittee on Governance is concerned that the administration appears to be continuing to reinforce its control over Senate and undermine Senate powers. In our view, the administration is progressively putting in place a form of governance that will pave the way for unilateral administrative control of academic decisions...

YUFA’s Bargaining Team looks forward to York University’s response to its proposals

The YUFA Bargaining Team continues to meet with the employer’s bargaining team. At the October 19th bargaining session, YUFA opened with a teaching from an Indigenous elder, which was followed by Bargaining Team member, Angele Alook, presenting key equity proposals related to Indigenous faculty. YUFA has advanced effective, member-initiated proposals...

YUFA Tenure and Promotion Workshop (online)

YUFA is holding its annual information session on Tenure and Promotion Thursday, November 4, from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  The workshop will take place via Zoom.

Update from Faculty Relations on Family Status Accommodation and Flexible Arrangements: Guidelines and Process for Fall 2021

Please find an update from the Employer regarding family status accommodation below. If you have any questions and/or would like YUFA assistance in requesting accommodation based on family status, please email [email protected] Update on Family Status Accommodation from Dan Bradshaw, Assistant Vice-President, Labour Relations: "As has been anticipated and discussed...

YUFA's contract negotiations are underway!

The YUFA Collective Agreement expired on April 30, 2021, and the YUFA Executive and Bargaining Team are currently working hard to negotiate a fair and equitable collective agreement for all our members. This is an important round of bargaining for YUFA, especially in the contexts of an ongoing global pandemic...