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OCUFA and CAUT resources and information for members

The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), which represents academic staff at 125 universities and colleges across the country publishes a monthly newsletter. YUFA members can subscribe here.  The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) also publishes a newsletter with news and analysis for Ontario’s professors and academic librarians. YUFA members...

Fair wages for YUFA members

On September 15, 2023, York University president Rhonda Lenton wrote to YUFA stating that the Employer would like to explore the terms of a wage reopener on an expedited basis.YUFA is disappointed that to-date the Employer has not provided a proposal, nor a date when a proposal might be submitted.President...

Collective Agreement bargaining

The current collective agreement between YUFA and the York University Board of Governors (the body representing the Employer) expires on April 30, 2024. The YUFA bargaining team for negotiations with the Employer is currently being finalized. The team will include YUFA members from both the professorial and teaching streams, as...

Academic freedom in times of conflict (CAUT)

YUFA endorses the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) statement below:Academic freedom, like all expressive freedoms, is particularly vulnerable during periods of war, conflict, and social unrest. The widespread dismissals of controversial professors and subsequent constraints on academic discourse during and after the two world wars of the last century serve...

YUFA endorses November 8 “Fight the fees!” student day of action

YUFA endorses the Canadian Federation of Students’ “Fight the Fees!” National Day of Action on November 8, 2023 and recommends members support students who participate in this initiative. For more information please see the CFS call to action here.  

Call for Teaching Stream applicants for the YUFA bargaining team

The current YUFA collective agreement expires on 30 April 2024. Negotiations for a renewal collective agreement will be conducted by YUFA’s Bargaining Team, the members of which are appointed by the YUFA Executive. YUFA’s Executive Committee is inviting Teaching Stream members (tenure track, SRC, and CLA) from all faculties and...

YUFA statement on the Middle East conflict

YUFA will ensure that during this difficult and disturbing time that its members feel safe and supported at all times (not just during the current crisis of course). Members and those with questions about the protections our Collective Agreement offers are encouraged to contact YUFA at [email protected] if they have concerns. YUFA strongly supports academic...

YUFA statement about the recent anti-2SLGBTQIA+ protests (September 20th, 2023)

The York Faculty Association joins the Canadian Labour Congress, NUCAUT and many unions and associations in condemning the pernicious protests against  2SLGBTQIA+. This disturbing climate of increasing intolerance and hate directed at specific equity seeking groups was manifested at the #1MillionMarch4Children protests in over 80 locations across the country. YUFA supports...

Update on the Joint Financial Information Subcommittee

Under articles 7.04 and 8.01 of the Collective Agreement, the employer has an obligation to provide YUFA with financial information on university operations. In the context of budget cuts due to the anticipated deficit, YUFA members of the Joint Financial Information Committee requested information on the Office of the Auditor...

Rally for wages is a resounding success!

The September 20th rally saw hundreds of York University employees march in solidarity on campus in support of negotiations to increase wages that have been unconstitutionally limited by the Ford government to one percent for three years.  YUFA was well represented at the rally, with Vice-President, External, Patrick Phillips speaking...