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Leave Fellowship Fund deadline is January 15, 2021

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement) of $325,000.00 is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants of up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants. The grants shall be subject to the conditions set out in Article 20.17 (b) of the YUFA...

Report and invitation from YUFA Climate Emergency Committee

This is a message from the YUFA Climate Emergency Committee (YCEC) co-chairs, Sarah Rotz and Sheila Colla. YCEC was instrumental in having climate action identified as one of York's priorities in the 2020-25 University Academic Plan approved by Senate in June 2020.

YUFA Exec rejects government attack on academic freedom, democratic debate

The YUFA Executive Committee voted to endorse the following statement in an emergency vote that took place from October 25 to 26, 2020. The statement, which has been endorsed by a number of Ontario faculty associations, encourages individuals and faculty associations to contact the provincial government with their views on how establishing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

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,...

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...

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...