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YUFA successfully negotiated changes to our Long Term Disability Plan

One of the most important benefits programs provided to YUFA members is our Long Term Disability (LTD) Plan which provides income insurance to cover members during times of extended medical or disability leave. In the last round of bargaining YUFA signed a memorandum of agreement - ratified by members -...

YUFA alarmed by new government of Ontario health and safety exemptions for PSE Institutions

At the very last minute and a week before the start of an in-person return to campus, the Ontario government, Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU), introduced new guidelines today exempting postsecondary education institutions from capacity limits and physical distancing measures on campuses. As we face a fourth-wave of the pandemic,...

Council of Ontario Universities calls for "greater flexibility" to loosen health and safety standards

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU), which represents the administrations of Ontario’s universities, has issued a call for the Ford government to support “a Safe In-Person Reopening for Students, Staff and Faculty.” In its statement the COU calls for a provincial vaccine certification system to support mandatory vaccination policies. It also urges the government to...

YUFA update on the return to campus and upcoming SGMM

With less than two weeks before the start of classes, reports of escalating COVID-19 infections in Ontario during this 4th wave of the pandemic have faculty members concerned about their health and safety, as well as the health and safety of family members, students, staff and the York University community....

YUFA Statement on mandatory vaccine policy and York University's removal of 2-metre physical distancing and indoor capacity limits

YUFA Executive supports York University’s decision to institute a mandatory vaccination policy for return to in-person work and study this September.Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health Canada confirms that vaccination is a necessary measure for reducing covid-related health risks associated with congregate gatherings,...