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York University Faculty Association members vote in favour of a strike mandate

After 25 years of successful contract negotiations, the York University Faculty Association (YUFA), the union representing just over 1,700 full-time faculty, librarians and archivists, and postdoctoral visitors, has received a strong strike mandate vote from its members. This strike mandate vote follows prolonged negotiations during which the York University administration...

YUFA strike vote opens February 22 at 3pm

Following this afternoon's Special General Membership Meeting, the strike vote is now open (as of 3pm today), and will remain open until February 28, 2022 at 4:00pm. You should have received an email from Simply Voting that contains a link to your ballot. If you have not received the link...

YUFA members' pandemic-related concerns remain high

Employer Unresponsive to COVID-19-related Bargaining ProposalsOn February 11th, in response to a general membership motion, the YUFA Executive, along with members and staff, launched a survey of members’ view on return-to-campus plans in the context of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.

Strike Mandate Vote FAQs

What is a Strike Mandate? A strike mandate is a bargaining tool that can be used to secure a better deal at the table. It does not always result in a strike. The strike mandate vote gives direct explicit empowerment to our bargaining team and helps our team succeed in...

YUFA Executive Calls for a Strike Vote

At the Special General Membership Meeting held on February 3, 2022, YUFA membership discussed the protracted timeline, lack of ANY movement with contract negotiations, and the impact of failed bargaining on members’ most pressing concerns. Hundreds of members in attendance voted overwhelmingly to encourage executive to hold a strike vote...

Work Refusals and COVID-19: Information for YUFA Members

At the direction of the YUFA membership at the Special General Membership Meeting on February 9, 2022, YUFA is issuing the following statement to members explaining their right to refuse unsafe work. This document was prepared to provide general information for YUFA members. Contact the Association for help with specific...

Report on the Special YUFA General Membership Meeting on Return to Campus Plans

At the request of members, a Special Membership Meeting was held on February 9 to discuss the return to campus activities as announced by the York senior administration.In the notice of the meeting sent to members, YUFA attached eight documents for discussion, including the Memorandum of Settlement (MOS) signed by...

YUFA members call for consideration of a strike mandate vote

At last week's Special General Membership on Bargaining meeting (February 3, 2022), the membership overwhelmingly passed the following motion calling for the YUFA Executive Committee to conduct a vote authorizing possible job action if satisfactory settlement cannot be reached at the table. CARRIED MOTION:In order to provide a firmer basis...