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Join the York Cross-Campus Alliance at Labour Day

The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) invites all its member groups to march together as a contingent in this year's Labour Day parade. OPSEU region 5 has generously invited the CCA to march in its contingent. Each member group of the CCA may march as its own contingent...

YUFA memo re. possible negative impact on pension benefits

In June, you were notified by York's Pension & Benefits Office that the York University Pension Plan actuary has recommended new mortality tables that may reduce your pension if you are retiring on or after January 1, 2020. The York University Pension Plan text empowers...

Results of ratification vote of SRC language in the Collective Agreement

Dear members: YUFA recently conducted a ratification vote to approve amending the YUFA Collective Agreement to include the negotiated language governing Special Renewable Contract (SRC) appointments. The vote took place from Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

YUFA update on governance

In the last round of bargaining, YUFA put forward a number of proposals for reform of governance at York. Our goal, strongly supported as a top priority in the bargaining survey of YUFA members, was to enhance the role of faculty in University decision-making and to protect collegial rights.  Our proposals...

Update on provincial government policy affecting faculty receiving salary and pension

The provincial government is in the process of implementing worrisome policy changes that are likely to impact faculty compensation for senior YUFA members receiving their pensions. Some changes are in legislative process (Bill 100, the 2019 budget implementation bill, is currently in third reading in the Ontario Legislature). Other changes,...

OCUFA statement on troubling developments in post-secondary labour relations

Dear colleagues, As many of you know, the provincial government has indicated its intention to introduce several troubling changes to post-secondary labour relations that may affect our members. In particular, the Ford government is considering the following measures:  1) Introducing a cap or freeze on compensation increases negotiated by broader public sector unions and employee groups;...

YUFA statement in support of Black faculty hiring

York University has long prided itself on its commitment to inclusivity, diversity, social justice and equity. This is regularly affirmed in statements from President Lenton and was most recently reiterated in the 2015-2020 University Academic Plan. Yet, in York’s most current annual Employment Equity Survey (2018), only 16 of 1395 of...

Vote Underway to Approve 2019-20 YUFA Budget and Faculty/Grad Club Levy

At the Annual General Meeting on April 24th, the 2019-20 YUFA budget was endorsed and recommended for approval by the membership. Voting is underway for members to approve the budget as well as the continuation of the levy in support of Et al., the faculty and grad cafe. Invitations to...