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January Senate meeting addresses major governance and budget issues

Dear YUFA members,YUFA considers matters of collegial governance vital to the goals of the Association. York Senate's meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018 addressed a number of key issues related to governance. We provide a brief summary to our members.Collegial governance and search proceduresSeveral senators disapproved of the Administration's recent...

YUFA serves notice to bargain

YUFA members hold letters that spell "Notice to Bargain" at a Stewards' Council meeting on February 2, 2018.Dear members,On February 2, 2018, shortly after Stewards' Council ratified YUFA's primary negotiating positions (PNPs), YUFA served notice of intent to bargain with the Employer. The current collective agreement expires on April 30,...

Update on CUPE 3903 strike mandate vote

The CUPE 3903 logoDear colleagues,As you are aware, the members of CUPE 3903 have voted approximately 85% in favour of giving a strike mandate to their union (see the full results here). The two parties are still in conciliation and it is quite normal for the union to ask for...

Cross-Campus Alliance worried about University interference in strike vote

A photo of the glass façade of Kaneff Tower, with the name of the building visibly displayed (credit: The Excalibur)The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) is worried by the University's recent open letter to members of CUPE 3903 at the start of the local's strike mandate vote.On January 19, 2018, the...

Special YUFA meeting on pensions: Agenda + FAQ

A jar labelled "Pension" full of coinsDear colleagues,As you know, YUFA has scheduled a meeting to discuss proposals to revisit money-saving changes made to the York Pension Plan in 2014, which York's unions believe are no longer justified in light of the evident financial health of both the pension plan...

Special YUFA meeting: Reassessing recent costly changes to our pensions

Jar of coins with "Retirement" labelDear members,According to York University's most recent audited financial reports, the University has achieved an operating surplus of $38.5M, one of the highest surpluses on record. In addition, the York Pension Plan itself has returned to a surplus position.One of the biggest reasons for these...

Now open: The Faculty/Grad Student Café & Pub

Dear members, After a year of preparation and with the support of our members and all graduate students at York, it is my pleasure to announce the opening of et al., the new Faculty/Grad Student Café & Pub. Here are the details: Location S166 Ross Building Hours of operation Monday to Friday, 8...

Election results for June 1, 2018-May 31, 2020 YUFA Officers

An image of a pen marking an "X" on a ballot paperYUFA conducted an election from Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. to Tuesday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m. for the following YUFA Officers (June 1, 2018-May 31, 2020 term): President Vice-President Internal Vice-President External Communications Officer Chief Steward (1 of 2) Equity Officer...

YUFA solidarity with academics in Turkey

The York University Faculty Association (YUFA) is proud to express its solidarity with academics who have been exiled from Turkey, purged from their positions, and/or put on trial in Turkey.In this short video, YUFA President, Richard Wellen, and YUFA Vice-President External, Terry Maley, send greetings of solidarity to the international...

How YUFA members can support academics in Turkey

YUFA president, Richard Wellen (left), holds a sign that reads, "YUFA supports academic freedom everywhere." YUFA Vice-President External, Terry Maley (right), holds a sign that reads, "Solidarity with academics in Turkey!"YUFA is pleased to announce the creation of a solidarity working group that will organize support among faculty and within...