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YUFA encourages members, students, and families to join Climate March on Sept. 27

This week, September 21 to 27, is Global Climate Strike Week. This initiative, led by young people and students around the world, challenges governments, corporations, and citizens to address the severity of the climate change crisis with their future in mind. They demand that politicians, decision-makers, and the public at large take seriously the enormous threat...

YUFA meeting at Glendon College: Sept. 25 at 3:30 PM, A204 York Hall

Dear Glendon colleagues: The YUFA Executive Committee would like to invite you to a meeting with the YUFA leadership to hear updates on various matters, discuss your concerns, ask questions, and provide suggestions. The details of the meeting are as follows.

YUFA launches Climate Emergency Committee

The YUFA Executive Committee is pleased to announce the establishment of a new YUFA Ad Hoc Committee on Climate Emergency, the YUFA Climate Emergency Committee (YCEC). The purpose of this advisory committee is to support YUFA and YUFA’s Executive Committee in response to this urgent challenge.

Responses to Ontario government's performance-based funding model for post-secondary education

Dear colleagues: YUFA would like to draw to your attention two important statements that were issued in the last week in response to the Ford government’s new performance-based funding model for post-secondary education in Ontario. The first statement was released by the Ontario Universities and Colleges Coalition and addresses the broad implications across the sector...

Join the York Cross-Campus Alliance at Labour Day

The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) invites all its member groups to march together as a contingent in this year's Labour Day parade. OPSEU region 5 has generously invited the CCA to march in its contingent. Each member group of the CCA may march as its own contingent within the bigger group....

YUFA memo re. possible negative impact on pension benefits

In June, you were notified by York's Pension & Benefits Office that the York University Pension Plan actuary has recommended new mortality tables that may reduce your pension if you are retiring on or after January 1, 2020. The York University Pension Plan text empowers the Plan Actuary (Aon) to recommend mortality tables...

Results of ratification vote of SRC language in the Collective Agreement

Dear members: YUFA recently conducted a ratification vote to approve amending the YUFA Collective Agreement to include the negotiated language governing Special Renewable Contract (SRC) appointments. The vote took place from Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

YUFA update on governance

In the last round of bargaining, YUFA put forward a number of proposals for reform of governance at York. Our goal, strongly supported as a top priority in the bargaining survey of YUFA members, was to enhance the role of faculty in University decision-making and to protect collegial rights.  Our proposals...

Update on provincial government policy affecting faculty receiving salary and pension

The provincial government is in the process of implementing worrisome policy changes that are likely to impact faculty compensation for senior YUFA members receiving their pensions. Some changes are in legislative process (Bill 100, the 2019 budget implementation bill, is currently in third reading in the Ontario Legislature). Other changes,...