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Special Senate meeting at 3pm today

A photo of the Ross Building, in winter, with snow in the foregroundYUFA is encouraging members and the wider York community to attend today’s special Senate meeting, which will discuss the role of Senate in relation to the strike by CUPE 3903, and the authority of Senate to direct the...

Honorific professors issue open letter to York admin

A photo of Kaneff Tower, where York University senior administrative offices are housedOpen Letter to York University AdministrationWe call on the York University administration to characterize bargaining developments objectively in its community updates. It is our view that recent announcements, including the print and radio ads paid for with University...

OCUFA issues open letter to York University President Rhonda Lenton

A photo of the home page of the OCUFA website (credit: OCUFA)The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) is deeply concerned by the York University administration's attempts to challenge faculty member decisions to reschedule their classes and ensure the academic integrity of their courses. The university administration should focus...

YUFA memo on CUPE 3903 strike: Day 2

Items in this message: YUFA memo re. course suspensions and individual faculty members OCUFA open letter to Rhonda Lenton on CUPE 3903 strike Special Senate meeting on the CUPE 3903 strike Employer stonewalls YUFA on notice to bargain YUFA Special General Membership Meeting YUFA strike office location Other important sources...

YUFA advisory re. Senate Exec decision not to suspend classes

Dear colleagues,The Senate Executive has chosen not to declare a general suspension of classes. As mentioned in our last advisory, the decision about whether to suspend classes in order to preserve the academic integrity of a course rests officially with the independent professional judgment of the individual course director. In...

YUFA statement on Employer's 'SRC' bargaining proposal

Dear colleagues,One of the key elements of the Employer’s recent offer to CUPE 3903 is a proposal to provide eight “full time” faculty (YUFA) positions per year for eligible long-serving CUPE 3903 Unit 2 members. During the 2015 strike, the Employer agreed to eight tenure-stream appointments per year (at least two of which...

YUFA response to Dean's letters about suspending classes

Dear colleagues,Many of you have heard that the CUPE 3903 leadership will be meeting with its members today to discuss the "final offer" from the York administration. The leadership has recommended that the members reject the offer on the grounds that the administration is still demanding significant concessions. It therefore...

CCA to York admin: ‘It’s time to negotiate a fair deal with CUPE 3903’

York undergraduate students walk the picket line in support of CUPE 3903 members during the 2015 strike.CCA to York admin: ‘It’s time to negotiate a fair deal with CUPE 3903’The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) is calling on the York University administration to negotiate a fair deal with CUPE 3903, and...

FAQ regarding a possible labour disruption by CUPE 3903

Members of CUPE 3903 picket the Main Gate of the York University campus during the 2015 strike. (photo credit: Bernard Weil)CUPE 3903 has announced a strike date of March 5, 2018 should negotiations fail with the University administration. The purpose of this document is to answer some frequently asked questions...

YUFA response to Provost's message

Dear colleagues,Most YUFA faculty members have received a message from the Provost, encouraging them to adopt Moodle to record course grades prior to a possible CUPE 3903 strike. Some of our members have asked that YUFA issue a response to this message.The Provost's letter requests that YUFA faculty members adopt...