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Trans Health Fund deadline is April 22

An image of blank application formsThe Trans Health Fund is a relatively new entitlement for YUFA members to support transgender 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,...

CCA: Unite against hate, Islamophobia, and white supremacy

Dear colleagues,  The following statement was issued earlier today by the York Cross-Campus Alliance, which includes the York University Faculty Association. We support our Muslim colleagues, students, co-workers, and friends The York Cross-Campus Alliance (CCA) condemns the horrific terror attack that took place at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15,...

SGMM to discuss MoS for Librarians and Archivists

Dear colleagues:  YUFA will hold a Special General Membership Meeting (SGMM) as follows: Special General Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founders Assembly Hall 152 Founders College The SGMM agenda and other meeting materials are available here. Light snacks and lunch will be provided during the SGMM. One of the issues to be discussed...

Results of vote about proposed constitutional amendments

YUFA conducted an electronic vote on 17 proposed constitutional amendments from Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. to Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. In order to pass, the amendments must be ratified by a two-thirds (⅔) majority of voting members via electronic voting. Only constitutional amendment number 17...

Notice of vote about proposed constitutional amendments

Dear colleagues, The YUFA Constitution permits amendments to be submitted to the Executive Committee by 50 or more members. In late October 2018, the YUFA Executive received a package of 17 proposed amendments from Prof. Ida Ferrara, signed by 91 members. The proposed amendments would significantly alter the objectives and purpose of YUFA, as...

Winter General Membership Meeting takes place on February 13

A close-up of a microphone with a blurry image of a crowded meeting in the backgroundOn February 13, YUFA will hold its Winter General Membership Meeting (GMM): General Membership Meeting Wednesday, February 13 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Founders Assembly Hall 152 Founders College The meeting materials are available below: ...

Proposed amendments to YUFA Constitution

Dear colleagues, The YUFA Constitution permits amendments to be submitted to the Executive Committee by 50 or more members. In late October 2018, the YUFA Executive received a package of 17 proposed amendments from Prof. Ida Ferrara, signed by 91 members. The proposed amendments would significantly alter the objectives and...

Urgent pension update

One of the key reasons YUFA was able to conclude negotiations in October was that the Employer agreed to CPI-based indexing for the minimum guarantee portion of the York Pension Plan (YPP). The October 2018 settlement between YUFA and the Employer contains the following provision: "The Employer is committed to improving the pension...