March 09, 2022
We are happy to report that YUFA has made some movement in our negotiations with the Employer. After months of stalled negotiations, on March 8, the York University employer is finally responding to some of YUFA’s proposals.
March 08, 2022
It is with deep shock and sadness that Sally and Willow Braun-Jackson announce the passing of their beloved husband and father, Jeff Braun-Jackson on February 22, 2022 after a brief battle with cancer. He was 58. Jeff gave tirelessly of himself to his family and to his work. Labor rights...
March 08, 2022
On Friday, March 4th, 2022, the following statement was passed at the Stewards' Council: Given the Supreme Court of Canada’s recently issued Horrocks decision ousting the jurisdiction of Manitoba's human rights commission in the human rights complaints of unionized employees in Manitoba; given that the vast majority of unionized employees...
March 07, 2022
On March 7th, 2022, the Ministry of Labour appointed conciliator issued a “no board” notice to YUFA and the employer.As instructed by the Stewards’ Council on March 4th, 2022, the YUFA Executive Committee is announcing a strike date of March 24, 2022, if a fair and equitable settlement cannot be reached before then. ...
March 07, 2022
Attack on the Dispute Resolution Committee
March 04, 2022
In recent communications we described the difficulties our Bargaining Team has encountered in trying to negotiate a 1% raise in salary and 1% raise in Progress-through-the-Ranks (PTR) as well as enhanced internal supports for teaching and research despite allowances for such increases under Bill 124, Ontario's salary and benefits cap...
March 03, 2022
Some concerned members have emailed us asking for clarification about the timeline of our application for a 'no-board' report.
We will outline factually what happened in order to respond to misinformation disseminated by the employer and some colleagues on the blog Profs4Change.
March 02, 2022
It is difficult to avoid the impression that our employer is trying to provoke a strike of our members after two years of a pandemic and despite the extraordinary efforts of YUFA members to support our students as well as to fulfill our service and research obligations without decisive leadership...
March 01, 2022
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...
February 28, 2022
The strike vote will be closing in a few short hours today at 4:00pm EST.
YUFA still needs your support in the form of a strong strike vote to help make the necessary improvements in our collective agreement.