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YUFA message regarding the OCUFA statement and return to campus at York

Faculty members across the province who are being required to return to in-person teaching are expressing grave concerns about the health and safety conditions they are facing when they do so, particularly in light of the transmissibility of the Omicron variant. The York Administration has scheduled a phased-in return to...

OCUFA statement concerning the rushed return to in-person learning

Because of the enormous amount of concern our members continue to express to us about the in-person return to campus directives, and because of the strong support of the hortative motion on N95 masks in Senate yesterday (January 27, 2022), YUFA is circulating this statement from OCUFA and will follow...

IMPORTANT YUFA Update on Teaching Online and In-person

YUFA members are facing a return to in-person teaching starting January 31, 2022 (see President’s January 20, 2022 communication on phased return). YUFA members scheduled to provide in-person courses are NOT also required to teach online.

COVID-19 Medical and Family Status Accommodations and Teaching

On December 15, 2021 you received an update related to a settlement YUFA and the Employer had recently reached in relation to return to in-person teaching, among other things. Under the MoS members have enhanced protections where their personal circumstances require more flexible work arrangements, including continued remote teaching. Please...

Employer takes hard line on compensation and monetary issues

YUFA has been at the bargaining table with the employer for nearly four months and progress has been extremely slow. We are negotiating under the shadow of the Ford government’s “moderation policy,” enshrined in Bill 124, which limits increases to public sector compensation and benefits to 1% per year (over...

IMPORTANT YUFA Update on COVID Accommodations & Teaching

Earlier this fall, YUFA filed a series of grievances related to a number of issues arising out of COVID-19, including accommodations (both on the basis of family status and disability), health and safety, and collegial rights to determine mode of delivery, all in the context of York's plan to largely...

YUFA office operations over the holiday break

With the end of the Fall 2021 semester almost upon us, the YUFA Executive Committee recognizes the dedication and incredibly hard work of our members under difficult conditions. We extend warm greetings for this upcoming holiday season.

Results of 2022-24 YUFA Executive Officer Elections

Elections for the June 1, 2022 to May 31, 2024 YUFA Executive Officer positions were held electronically from 10:00am on November 18 to 10:00am on December 2, 2021. All nominees and candidate statements can be found here. YUFA thanks all candidates who came forward.  The results, as verified by Simply...

YUFA Executive Officer elections for the 2022-2024 term

Nominations for YUFA Officer positions beginning June 1, 2022, and ending May 31, 2024 term have now closed.  Voting will take place from 10:00am on Thursday, November 18, 2021 to 10:00am on Thursday, December 2, 2021.  Eligible voters will receive instructions via electronic mail starting 10:00am today.  Should you not receive...