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YUFA Supports UNITE HERE Fight for Good Jobs in Jane-Finch

At its meeting on July 14, 2015, the YUFA Executive voted to express its support to UNITE HERE Local 75 in their fight to defend well-paying jobs in the Jane-Finch community. Local 75 is currently attempting to bargain a new collective agreement with the Holiday Inn Toronto-North York, managed by the...

YUFA Working Group on the Federal Election

The federal election that is expected on 19 October will be important for universities. The present government has made a number of moves that have upset faculty, students, workers, and even administrators, including:• Reducing funding to the major granting agencies and tying new funds to research in support of private-sector...

IIRP Community Discussions

The University recently released the Institutional Integrated Resource Plan (IIRP) document to the York community.  Two community discussion sessions to solicit feedback on the document are scheduled for Thursday, June 25 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm in the Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School (Ignat Kaneff Building) and Friday, June...

Bargaining Backgrounder: Is York Really Broke?

Now that the 2015 Bargaining Round is underway, YUFA is committed to providing the membership and the wider community with information that puts our bargaining priorities in context and explains why they are important for the quality of teaching, research and learning at York University. We begin our series of...

YUFA Executive Committee: By-Election for Equity Officer (1 of 2)

Notice of Vacancy:  By-Election for YUFA Officer PositionFourth CallNominations are now being accepted for the position of Equity Officer (1 of 2).  Term of office ends 31 May 2016.Candidates for election as Officers of the Association shall submit written statements of their qualifications, goals, and interest in serving. Where two or...

YUFA Responds to the New Campus Proposal

On May 20, 2015, York University announced that the provincial government agreed to fund a new York University campus in Markham. YUFA's representatives on the Joint Committee for the Administration of the Collective Agreement (JCOAA) and the Joint Committee on Long Range Planning (LRP) have been asking the employer for...

The SHARP Budget Model in Context

YUFA responds to the Arrival of ‘Activity-Based Budgeting’ at YorkWhat follows is a brief Introduction to a YUFA report recently submitted to the Employer in response to the Employer's presentation on York’s new SHARP budget model at JCOAA/LRPWhat is SHARP?Over the past two months the York administration has been introducing...

The Budgets and Us

Over the past two weeks, both the federal and provincial governments produced budgets that touch on post-secondary education.The Ontario budget had relatively little to say about colleges and universities. Funding will rise from $3.48 billion to $3.49 billion, amounting to an effective cut when inflation is factored in. For the...

YUFA Response to proposed Nova Scotia Bill

Many of you have heard about the proposed "Universities Accountability and Sustainability Act" (Bill 100) that was introduced last week in the Nova Scotia legislature. If passed, the Act would allow governments unprecedented rights to demand restructuring at universities, override collective agreement provisions and undermine academic freedom.Following many other universities...