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A message for pre-retirees in YUFA

As members of the YUFA bargaining unit, you know that the Faculty Association has represented you in negotiations with the University as Employer, covering such matters as salary, benefits, collegial governance, and working conditions. You should also be aware that YUFA also bargains on your behalf with respect to pensions and...

YUFA supports Fair Employment Week

Every year, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) hosts Fair Employment Week to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and to support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract faculty. This year's Fair Employment Week takes place from October 19 to 23, 2020.

Whatever happened to pension indexation?

We are fast approaching the end of 2020 and yet a fair resolution to the pension improvement negotiated by YUFA with the Employer in 2018 is nowhere in sight. As many of you will recall, in 2018, YUFA was able to negotiate inflation protection for the "minimum guarantee portion" of our...

Increased workload due to COVID-19 and working remotely

Since March 2020, the transition to working and teaching remotely due to COVID-19 has meant a significant degree of additional work and other workload concerns for our members. For example, many faculty members and librarians/archivists have had to translate various learning, teaching, and research materials into more appropriate formats for...

Important update on Equal Pay Exercise

YUFA is pleased to inform members that we have finally been successful in concluding one element of the Equal Pay Exercise that was negotiated by YUFA in the last round of bargaining. As members may recall, YUFA won collective agreement language in the 2018 round of negotiations that required the Employer...

YUFA Exec urges President Lenton to defend Prof. Faisal Bhabha's academic freedom

As an expression of our unwavering support for academic freedom, YUFA's Executive Committee has decided to share the following letter sent from Osgoode Hall Associate Professor Faisal Bhabha to President Rhonda Lenton on August 25, 2020. This letter concerns events that occurred subsequent to earlier communications to YUFA members following the publication...

Deadline for leaves, grants, and fellowships is November 15, 2020

Per Articles 19.19, 19.31, and 19.32 of the YUFA Collective Agreement, YUFA is accepting applications for Education Leaves, Teaching-Learning Development Grants, and Release-Time Teaching Fellowships. The guidelines and applications for each of the leaves, grants, and fellowships are available on the YUFA website here. All applications will be adjudicated by a YUFA-Employer joint committee.

YUFA tenure-and-promotion workshop

YUFA is holding an information session on Tenure and Promotion Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. The workshop will take place via Zoom (with details to follow).

Welcome message from YUFA president

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) extends a warm welcome to all members at the start of this academic year. We would especially like to welcome new colleagues to York, and we hope that, despite the unusual circumstances, you will find York a stimulating and hospitable environment for your work.

YUFA Exec proudly supports #ScholarStrikeCanada

The YUFA Executive Committee is proud to announce the Association's endorsement of the Joint Toronto Universities' Faculty Associations Statement, in support of the growing #ScholarStrike movement across North America on Turtle Island. The Ontario College of Art and Design Faculty Association, the Ryerson Faculty Association, and the University of Toronto Faculty Association are also signatories to...