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Bargaining Bulletin #6: Some clarifications and here we are now

The strike date set for YUFA is March 24. Our negotiating team continues in its strong efforts to secure a settlement with the administration. This bulletin aims to clear up the Administration’s public statements on the university’s website appearing to speak for YUFA in updates for bargaining. This is misleading...

In memory of Jeff Braun-Jackson

It is with deep shock and sadness that Sally and Willow Braun-Jackson announce the passing of their beloved husband and father, Jeff Braun-Jackson on February 22, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58. Jeff gave tirelessly of himself to his family and to his work. Labor rights...

YUFA supports continued access for unionized employees to the HRTO

On Friday, March 4th, 2022, the following statement was passed at the Stewards' Council: Given the Supreme Court of Canada’s recently issued Horrocks decision ousting the jurisdiction of Manitoba's human rights commission in the human rights complaints of unionized employees in Manitoba; given that the vast majority of unionized employees...

Bargaining Bulletin #3

In recent communications we described the difficulties our Bargaining Team has encountered in trying to negotiate a 1% raise in salary and 1% raise in Progress-through-the-Ranks (PTR) as well as enhanced internal supports for teaching and research despite allowances for such increases under Bill 124, Ontario's salary and benefits cap...

Bargaining Bulletin #2

Some concerned members have emailed us asking for clarification about the timeline of our application for a 'no-board' report. We will outline factually what happened in order to respond to misinformation disseminated by the employer and some colleagues on the blog Profs4Change.

Bargaining Bulletin #1

It is difficult to avoid the impression that our employer is trying to provoke a strike of our members after two years of a pandemic and despite the extraordinary efforts of YUFA members to support our students as well as to fulfill our service and research obligations without decisive leadership...

York University Faculty Association members vote in favour of a strike mandate

After 25 years of successful contract negotiations, the York University Faculty Association (YUFA), the union representing just over 1,700 full-time faculty, librarians and archivists, and postdoctoral visitors, has received a strong strike mandate vote from its members. This strike mandate vote follows prolonged negotiations during which the York University administration...