April 27, 2022
Students, staff, and faculty from colleges and universities in Toronto are organizing a post-secondary feeder march on May 1, the province-wide day of action for a better Ontario. The day of action will bring together labour and community groups in over 20 locations across the province and we want to make...
April 18, 2022
The Transgender Fund is an entitlement for YUFA members to support trans health services. It was gained during bargaining in 2015-16 and currently appears as Article 26.11 in the 2018-21 Collective Agreement. In the last round of bargaining, the Fund was increased from $30,000 to $40,000 per annum. Any remaining...
April 18, 2022
The Ontario Auditor General has issued a Report on Laurentian University’s declaration of bankruptcy. The Report, released on April 14, 2022, underscores the need for vigilance at York University.
April 13, 2022
The YUFA Sub-Committee on Governance is continuing its task to keep YUFA members informed about key governance issues that affect our work and community. As the pandemic has abundantly illustrated, the way decisions are made at York can have substantial impacts on our academic programs, our ability to determine the...
April 08, 2022
At the April 1st Stewards’ Council meeting, colleagues reported an uptick in irregular processes followed by Dean’s/Principal’s offices when handling complaints from students and/or colleagues. YUFA is seeking clarification from the employer on its understanding of such complaints, as well as its direction to Deans/Principals.
April 07, 2022
Directed by a Stewards Council motion passed on April 1st, the YUFA Executive is issuing a statement of concern regarding the employer’s recent community update announcing its decision to “pause” York University’s vaccination mandate and masking protocol, effective May 1st.
April 01, 2022
Please find the community invitation to the 2022 Planning Forum on Teaching, hosted by the Senate Academic Policy, Planning and Research Committee on April 7th, 2022.
Full forum program details and the link to RSVP can be accessed here.
Kindly share this invitation within your units and encourage your colleagues to attend.
March 31, 2022
Registration is now open for the YUFA Retirement Workshop (Online): April 14, 2022 (1:00 to 3:00pm).
March 28, 2022
Please mark your calendar for this upcoming event YUFA is co-sponsoring: "Unsettling the University: Activism, Scholarship and the Political Inspirations of Mary-Jo Nadeau." The event, which honours Dr. Mary Jo Nadeau's intellectual and trade union work, along with her commitment to social justice, will take place virtually on April 8, 2022. More details can be found...
March 24, 2022
Over 1200 YUFA members have voted Yes in an overwhelming majority to ratify the Bargaining Team’s tentative agreement with the Employer.