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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...

YUFA successfully negotiated changes to our Long Term Disability Plan

One of the most important benefits programs provided to YUFA members is our Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan which provides income insurance to cover members during times of extended medical or disability leave. In the last round of bargaining YUFA signed a memorandum of agreement - ratified by members -...

YUFA alarmed by new government of Ontario health and safety exemptions for PSE Institutions

At the very last minute and a week before the start of an in-person return to campus, the Ontario government, Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), introduced new guidelines today exempting postsecondary education institutions from capacity limits and physical distancing measures on campuses. As we face a fourth-wave of the pandemic,...

Council of Ontario Universities calls for "greater flexibility" to loosen health and safety standards

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU), which represents the administrations of Ontario’s universities, has issued a call for the Ford government to support “a Safe In-Person Reopening for Students, Staff and Faculty.” In its statement the COU calls for a provincial vaccine certification system to support mandatory vaccination policies. It also urges the government...