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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...

OCUFA statement of support

On 4 March 2015, the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA), issued a statement of support for striking TAs and contract faculty at York and University of Toronto.See also their related campaign against casualization, We Teach Ontario.

YUFA Advises Not Submitting CV in Digital Format

YUFA advises members to submit their cvs only in hardcopy format for the following reasons: Use of your cv by the Employer is “subject to the employee’s agreement as to those portions of his / her curriculum vitae which may be so used”, Personnel files are and should be maintained...

Completion of the AAPR Research Information Form

On April 1, 2014, the employer communicated to department and school chairs and directors regarding the Academic and Administrative Program Review Research Information Form (RIF). In that memo, the employer reiterated its intention to pre-populate the RIF using data from members’ CVs and added that chairs and directors of departments...

Academic Administrative Positions

YUFA has learned that a number of academic units are experiencing difficulty in filling the positions of chair or director, undergraduate and graduate director, and various coordinators, apparently as a result of the reduction of previous levels of course release for service under Appendix P of the Collective Agreement. YUFA...

Student Evaluations – Paper or Electronic?

Through the Joint Committee on the Administration of the Agreement, YUFA has confirmed with the Employer that YUFA members have the right to choose whether to use electronic or paper student evaluations. This applies to all members, not just those going through the tenure & promotion process. It is recommended...

Are You Being Pressured to Teach Online?

The Collective Agreement places considerable limits on what members can be required to do with respect to teaching new and existing courses online. Article 18.08.3 states:Assignment of courses using alternate modes of delivery shall be consistent with the pedagogic and academic judgements and principles of the faculty member employee as...

Where does your levy go?

As we start this new year, and you look at your paycheque and wonder ... where is this 2$ levy going? Here's where is went last year. - Helped fun a summer program to support kids from the Jane Finch community transition to high school. -