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YUFA Response to proposed Nova Scotia Bill

Many of you have heard about the proposed "Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act" (Bill 100) that was introduced last week in the Nova Scotia legislature. If passed, the Act would allow governments unprecedented rights to demand restructuring at universities, override collective agreement provisions and undermine academic freedom. Following many other universities...

YUFA Annual General Meeting

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend YUFA’s Annual General Meeting: Wednesday, April 29 1:30 to 4:00 pm Founders 152 The Agenda and materials are attached. Be sure to bring your meeting package with you as there will be a very limited number of copies available at the...

Our Right to Know

Few of us would deny that science matters. It can be a contested set of practices, but we nonetheless rely on the work of many physical and social scientists to sustain public policy covering our environment, public health, transportation, social welfare, and so much more. As a society we have...

Remediation Advisory

Since the end of the strike by CUPE 3903, YUFA has communicated members’ questions and concerns about the remediation process to the Employer. This advisory serves to communicate the results of those discussions to date. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected] 1. Requests for grade...

YUFA Serves Notice to Bargain

On April 2, five weeks after our members approved our package of primary negotiating positions, YUFA served notice of intent to bargain with our employer. Our collective agreement expires at the end of April. We are expecting to meet with the employer in the coming weeks and plan to keep...

New, Improved Website!

YUFA’s long-awaited new website is here! This site has some fantastic improvements: The updated template is more mobile-friendly and has the latest accessibility features. The site now has a blog for YUFA Officers and Community Projects: check often for the latest updates from the Association! The members’ forum has been revamped...

Report on CUPE 3903 Strike Remediation

March 31, 2015 Dear Colleagues, While YUFA members have been affected in a number of different ways by the current strike we do know that a full resumption of academic activities will take place in the coming days if CUPE 3903 Units 1 and 3 ratify their tentative agreements. For many of...

Senate Decision and the Academic Integrity of Classes

In a special meeting held on March 19, the Senate voted to resume classes in FES and LAPS as scheduled on Monday, March 23rd. During this meeting, the Senate Executive and the Provost confirmed YUFA’s position that individual faculty members have the right and the responsibility to determine whether the...

Safeguarding Academic Integrity During the CUPE 3903 Strike

In the face of some potential confusion emerging from recent statements from the Employer, YUFA affirms its position that the YUFA Collective Agreement and broader principles of academic freedom grant members not only the right but the professional responsibility to determine whether proceeding with their courses while the strike continues...

FAQs for YUFA Members re: the 2015 CUPE 3903 strike

On March 9, 2015 CUPE 3903 members in Units 1 and 3 voted not to accept the latest offer from the Employer. Members of Unit 2 voted to accept the offer from the Employer. This means that Unit 1 and 3 members remain on strike and picket lines will remain...