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Winter General Membership Meeting takes place on February 13

A close-up of a microphone with a blurry image of a crowded meeting in the backgroundOn February 13, YUFA will hold its Winter General Membership Meeting (GMM): General Membership MeetingWednesday, February 1310:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Founders Assembly Hall152 Founders CollegeThe meeting materials are available below: Agenda Attachment 1 Attachment 2...

Proposed amendments to YUFA Constitution

Dear colleagues,The YUFA Constitution permits amendments to be submitted to the Executive Committee by 50 or more members. In late October 2018, the YUFA Executive received a package of 17 proposed amendments from Prof. Ida Ferrara, signed by 91 members. The proposed amendments would significantly alter the objectives and purpose...

Urgent pension update

One of the key reasons YUFA was able to conclude negotiations in October was that the Employer agreed to CPI-based indexing for the minimum guarantee portion of the York Pension Plan (YPP). The October 2018 settlement between YUFA and the Employer contains the following provision:"The Employer is committed to improving the pension...

OCUFA: Reckless government announcement threatens education quality and students' rights

The following statement was issued on January 17, 2019 by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), in response to changes to post-secondary funding announced by the Ontario government. Read the original post here.TORONTO – Without increased public funding for Ontario’s universities and colleges, the Progressive Conservative Government’s announced...

Holiday greetings / free speech concerns

Dear colleagues,On behalf of YUFA, I want to wish all of you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.As you may know, following a mandate from the provincial government, York University Senate and the Board of Governors have approved a statement of policy on free speech. The document...

Sick and Tired at Work? YUFA Disability Caucus Event, December 3, 2018

The YUFA Disability Caucus invites all members of York University to attend and participate in a celebration of the UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities on Monday 3 Dec. 2018 from 12-1PM in the Vari Hall Rotunda.The event, called Sick and Tired at Work?, is sponsored by the York...

Sign the petition: Save transit at #YorkU!

Dear members, We urgently need your help to save transit at York University. Please click here and sign the petition to restore all YRT/VIVA/GO bus stops on campus. Please also share this message with family and friends. Together, we can make transit on campus accessible and affordable! (Text continues after image.) An image...

Collegial governance, not managerialism

A photograph of a close-up of buttons displaying YUFA's name and logoBackgrounder for General Membership Meeting on governanceYUFA members have experienced a widespread deterioration in collegial rights in matters of University governance. At a meeting earlier this year, members voted to convene a General Membership Meeting (GMM) focused on governance...

YUFA Fall General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Dear Colleagues:Please mark your calendars - you are invited to the Fall General Membership Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm in Founders 152 (Assembly Hall).  The major focus of the meeting is on governance: What is YUFA's role in promoting collegial governance?  A meeting...