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Retiree benefits negotiations break down. YUFA sending issue back to arbitrator.

In 2021 YUFA settled a grievance regarding the pension indexation program negotiated in the 2018 round of collective bargaining. On the one hand, the settlement was disappointing for YUFA in that it did not result in a full indexing of member’s minimum guarantee pensions. However, in place of pension indexing,...

YUFA's Steward Report

YUFA thanks Humanities Steward, Prof. Karen Ruddy, for writing and sharing this summary.This report covers information shared at May 6th, 2002 and September 16th, 2002 Steward’s Council Meetings.

Call for YUFA representatives to the Joint Committee

Dear Colleagues: YUFA is seeking members for the joint YUFA-Employer committee. Per Article 7.03 (d), YUFA is seeking members for the following joint committee: Two members for the Teaching-Learning Development Grants / Release-Time Teaching Fellowship / Education Leave Committee (Articles 19.19, 19.31 and 19.32). The committee is expected to meet...

York University administration plans cuts to members’ money purchase pensions

The York University senior administration is warning that it may impose a 5% cut to members’ money purchase pensions. This is related to the non-reduction levy charged to money purchase pensions and so would not apply to members who will be receiving a minimum guarantee pension. YUFA is concerned that...

Deadline for leaves, grants and fellowships is November 15, 2022

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. All applications will be adjudicated by a YUFA-Employer joint committee. The deadline for all applications, except...

YUFA concerns about HVAC operations on campus and COVID-19 transmission

During the summer, YUFA repeatedly raised health and safety issues with the employer as faculty, students and staff prepare for an in-person return to campus this Fall. Recently, YUFA received the remaining CFMS Consulting Inc. reports on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) operations and practices in York Hall/Glendon, Petrie,...

YUFA urges the employer to adopt additional measures to mitigate COVID-19 transmission

After the Ford government lifted the province’s vaccination and mask mandates in March 2021, a sixth and seventh wave of the pandemic surged in April and July respectively, putting strain on an already overburdened healthcare system in crisis. With students returning to school from the summer break, people returning to...

YUFA urges the employer to expedite backlogged T&P files

Since July, members have been contacting YUFA with reports of delays in tenure and/or promotion (T&P) files across units and faculties. While there have been delays in expediting T&P files over the years, the lengthy and distressing delays members are currently experiencing are unprecedented. Upon investigation, YUFA discovered that the...