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YUFA members invited to participate in Labour Day Parade (Sept. 4th)

YUFA will be joining other labour groups in the annual Labour Day Parade on Monday, September 4, 2023. All YUFA members are invited and welcome to participate.The YUFA mustering point is on Centre Street, north of Armory Street (Queen Street near University Avenue in downtown Toronto). Please arrive between 9:00am and...

YUFA and other unions at York University seek fair compensation

YUFA joins all unions at York University in calling for the Employer to immediately commence negotiations with the aim of providing fair and equitable increases to wages and compensation and implement any agreed upon increases as soon as possible.

Survey reveals members’ priorities for next YUFA Collective Agreement

The current YUFA Collective Agreement expires in just over eight months, on April 30, 2024. The Collective Agreement is a legal contract between the York University Faculty Association (the certified bargaining unit representing full time faculty, librarians, archivists, as well as post-doctoral visitors at York University) and the York University...

York Research Support Grant - call for applications

(formerly York Small Research Grant) As part of the current collective agreement, YUFA obtained a new annual research grant tosupport research intensification and the administrative functions of members. The new researchfunding comes out of a major policy grievance settlement that was negotiated between YUFAand the Employer during the most recent...

What happens when we move a grievance to arbitration

The Arbitration Process The Union and Management will select an arbitrator and contact them to schedule a hearing. Arbitrators have a lot of ongoing cases, and hearings can take place several months after selection. While the member’s availability is taken into consideration, priority is given to the arbitrator's and the...

Joint statement on Ontario's Blue-Ribbon panel

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/SEFPO), Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation (OSSTF/FESSO), Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-Ontario), Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) are deeply concerned about the composition,...

YUFA settles grievance on member access to PER during long term disabiilty

YUFA  recently negotiated a settlement that resolves a grievance over a long lasting dispute with the Employer about the allocation and disbursement of the professional expense reimbursement (PER) amounts when members go on Long Term Disability (LTD). The settlement allows members on LTD to receive PER for up to five...

YUFA Governance Subcommittee - Communiqué 5

The YUFA Governance Subcommittee draws YUFA members’ attention to the close nexus between university financial decisions and our salaries and working conditions. These decisions, over which we have little control and little information, have huge impacts on teaching load, class size, equity, and research support, all of which are key...