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Statement on the Missing Children at Kamloops Indian Residential School

On May 27th, the Tk’emlúps te Secweìpemc First Nation announced the devastating discovery of a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. We express our deepest condolences and solidarity with Indigenous peoples and particularly with parents who have suffered the loss of children through the genocidal practices of...

YUFA Update on Workplace Accommodations and Fall 2021 & Winter 2022 Course Planning

Since the senior administration’s May 6th communication directing units to plan for Fall 2021 in-person course delivery, YUFA has brought members’ questions and concerns about health and safety, workload, and collegial decision-making processes to the Employer at several meetings, including to an emergency COVID table meeting on May 13, a...

Summary of YUFA May 11th Drop-In Session on 2021 Fall Planning

Dear YUFA Colleagues, The YUFA Executive Committee thanks each of the colleagues who participated in YUFA’s Drop-In Session on May 11th to discuss senior administration’s directives in their May 6th message, “Principles to Guide 2021-2022 Course Planning.”  The incredible turnout, especially by younger faculty, on very short notice, demonstrates the...

YUFA Guidance on 2021 Fall and 2022 Winter Course Planning

Dear Members, This is a follow up message based upon feedback from members who attended the YUFA drop-in session held on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. It includes guidance that members and units may use based on YUFA’s understanding of our collective agreement rights, applicable health and safety standards and our...

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 of...

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, the Fund was increased from $30,000 to $40,000 per annum. Any remaining...

January 29 declared as National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack

On January 28, the federal government recognized January 29 as a National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia. The day after the 2017 Quebec City Mosque Massacre, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told Quebec's Muslims: "We are with you. You are at home. And you are welcome...

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.