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Faculty/Grad Student Café & Pub re-opens on August 20

YUFA is pleased to announce that et al., the faculty/graduate student café & pub, will re-open for business on Monday, August 20.et al. is located in S166 Ross Building. Its new hours are:Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Wednesday, Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.et al. serves breakfast, lunch,...

Bargaining update #4: Bread and butter bargaining

The Bargaining Team met with the Employer on five dates in July. In the lingo of bargaining, the University is referred to as the "Employer," a term that describes the University's legal position in relation to YUFA members as employees. What follows is an update on some key developments in...

Communiqué on remediation

YUFA continues to receive numerous queries from members regarding remediation. YUFA members are seeking clarity and trying to make sense of the contradictory and/or confusing and/or unclear information about remediation that they are receiving. YUFA's view is that, throughout the current strike, the Employer, York University senior administration, has failed...

Bargaining update #3

YUFA and the Employer have met six times over the last three weeks. The YUFA Bargaining Team has now presented all six areas of our proposals in detail: Equity, Compensation & Benefits, Working Conditions, Retiree Benefits, Faculty Complement, and Governance & Collegiality. Our Bargaining Team and the Employer have exchanged...

Our commitment to restoring York through collective bargaining

An image of the printed version of the 2015-18 Collective Agreement and the 2015-18 Tenure & Promotion DocumentsDear colleagues,As we move this summer into the serious work of negotiating a new Collective Agreement, members of the YUFA Executive Committee are pleased to share our aims with you, our membership.'YUFA is...

Bargaining update #2

On May 28, YUFA tabled its package of proposals and the Employer did the same. The Employer's package contained a list of articles on which they are reserving (Article 14: Retirement, for example), some housekeeping items (such as adjusted dates where dates appear in various articles), and a few substantive...

Call for nominations: Stewards' Council Representatives to Executive Committee (2)

Nominations are now being accepted for the positions listed above for the term 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2019.The Stewards' Council Representatives (2) to Executive Committee are elected by Council (Article 5.2 of the YUFA Constitution). The members of Stewards' Council are: members of the Executive Committee, all elected...

YUFA open letter re. admin threats of recrimination

We are writing in response to the recent escalation of rhetoric on the part of the University administration against members of the York community.We note that a May 28 letter from Vice-Provost Students Lucy Fromowitz threatens Reclaim York University student members with “fines, restitution, and suspension from University” for acts...

YUFA memo on T. & P. stop-out as a result of labour disruption

YUFA has confirmed that members may request a full-year stop-out in the Tenure & Promotion timeline, in recognition of any delays caused by the CUPE 3903 strike. The agreement is based on the same option that was made available to non-tenured/probationary members at several points in the past, including in 2015, following the previous CUPE...

YUFA memo on work expectations during Summer semester

YUFA has confirmed that the Employer will respect plans that members have made for sabbatical, research, conferences, and vacation in the Summer semester, regardless of any delays caused by the CUPE 3903 strike or by the Employer's rescheduling of the Summer semester. The agreement is based on similar arrangements that were...