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Response to admin's misrepresentation of YUFA

Dear President Lenton,In your recent message to the York community ("Two days of mediation produce no settlement"), you claim that the CUPE conversion program remains a "fundamental issue" in the current labour dispute. You state that the University's proposal of two conversion appointments (which falls below CUPE's previous contract and the...

YUFA members and remediation: Our rights, extra remuneration, and more

The current CUPE 3903 strike has reached the end of its seventh week and there is no end in sight. Although the degree and type of disruption varies across the University, many YUFA members are feeling very uncertain about the prospects of salvaging their courses or helping extremely vulnerable students...

University Governance and Bargaining discussed at Annual General Meeting

Dear colleagues,YUFA held its Annual General Meeting(AGM) on April 17, 2018. At the meeting, a budget for fiscal year 2018-19 was proposed; it will be sent for members' approval via electronic vote in the coming days. The Treasurer reported long-awaited progress in replenishing YUFA's reserves. Additional financial support for et al.(the Faculty/Grad...

April 17: Annual General Meeting

A photo of raised handsThe Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place as follows:Annual General MeetingTuesday, April 1710:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.UNIFOR Local 112 Hall *30 Tangiers RoadMap* The UNIFOR Hall is an accessible venue. A catered lunch will be provided by et al., the Faculty/Grad Student Café & Pub.The AGM is...

Casualization of Academic Labour at York University

"This discussion paper comes out of a motion passed at a March 3, 2009 Special General Meeting: that YUFA Executive act as soon as possible to strike a subcommittee to produce a discussion paper that places recent labor negotiations and its coming negotiations within the broader context of cut to the funding...

Forced' ratification vote could prolong York U strike, says faculty union

TORONTO, April 5, 2018 /CNW/ – The decision by the York University administration to request a supervised ratification vote in the month-long strike by CUPE 3903 could end up prolonging the dispute, says the Executive Committee of the York University Faculty Association (YUFA). CUPE 3903 represents contract faculty and teaching assistants,...

Open letter on SRC issue in negotiations

The following message was sent on April 5, 2018 from Richard Wellen, President of YUFA, to Rhonda Lenton, President of York University, and to Devin Lefebvre, Chairperson of CUPE 3903: Dear President Lenton and Chairperson Lefebvre,As you know, the offer that CUPE 3903 members will be voting on in the supervised...

Call for participation: Indigenizing the Academy Conference

YUFA will send two (2) members to attend the Indigenizing the Academy Conference, to be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Membertou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, scheduled from Thursday, May 3 to Friday, May 4, 2018.Please also see the promotional posters here and here.YUFA will reimburse the travel costs, hotel...

Cross-Campus Alliance Town Hall Forum

A photo of a York Cross-Campus Alliance pamphlet, which displays the logos of all the member unions and student unions and the slogan, "York works because we do".YUFA invites members to attend a Town Hall Forum hosted by the York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) on April 3. The Forum will present and discuss...

YUFA rejects Employer’s proposed changes to YUFA Collective Agreement

In a recent communiqué, YUFA alerted members to a bargaining proposal that the Employer made during negotiations with CUPE 3903 that would require major revisions to the YUFA Collective Agreement. At that time, YUFA expressed serious concerns that the Employer, while negotiating with another bargaining unit, had not consulted YUFA...