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Special General Membership Meeting 10am Thursday, June 6

YUFA is holding a  Special General Members Meeting next coming Thursday, June 6, 2024, from 10am to 12pm.  This SGMM is on YUFA's primary negotiating positions. Please note this is a large package with very important information, please review early and thoroughly ahead of the SGMM. The Zoom link for the meeting along with the...

Bargaining update - May 22, 2024

In the next two weeks YUFA members will have an opportunity to review and approve the bargaining proposals package for the current round of collective bargaining. A Special Membership Meeting called for this purpose will be held on June 6.  To date, the parties have met four times during which...

Canadian Digital Learning Research Association 2024 Spring Pan-Canadian Survey

The 2024 Pan-Canadian Digital Learning Survey is to explore critical issues in digital learning and to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on digital learning at publicly funded post-secondary institutions in Canada. The primary objective of the research is to provide institutional leaders and key interest groups in Canadian higher...

Medical marijuana coverage

The University and YUFA have agreed that effective May 1, 2024, where a claim for medical marijuana is made through the adjudication/claims process for medical marijuana as set out in the SunLife Group Benefits Booklet for employees in the YUFA Bargaining Unit ("Benefits Booklet"), which includes a Prior Approval form,...

YUFA update on remediation protocol to address additional work

YUFA has communicated its strong objections to the Employer regarding the confusing, contradictory, chaotic, and unreasonable handling of CUPE 3903 strike remediation, which has resulted in significant additional workload for YUFA members.  YUFA representatives at the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement will be negotiating a remediation protocol...

AGM reminder and OCUFA request for solidarity

AGM Reminder and Meeting Package: As a reminder, YUFA will hold its Annual General Members Meeting this coming Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 12pm to 3pm. The Zoom link for the meeting is at the end of this message. The Meeting Package for the AGM, including a Zoom link, has been circulated over YUFA-M on Tuesday,...

Call for Nominations: Joint Employer – YUFA Committees and YUFA Committees

Call for Nominations: Joint Employer – YUFA Committees and YUFA Committees Below are the names and descriptions of the various joint and YUFA committees which will have vacancies beginning June 1, 2024. For each committee, the number of vacancies is indicated along with any course release associated with service. Unless...

Treatment of YUFA members and staff

YUFA is an organization that operates democratically in the interests of its members. Much of what YUFA accomplishes is due to the energy, collegiality and engagement of its members. In light of the above, it is of utmost importance that all members, as well as YUFA staff, are treated with...

Open letter regarding the use of strikebreakers at York University

April 18, 2024 Open Letter Regarding the Use of Strikebreakers at York University We join our voices to firmly and unequivocally condemn the repeated invitations extended by York University to strikebreakers – aka “scabs”– during the 2024 CUPE 3903 strike (ongoing at the time of writing). The use of strikebreakers...