Welcome to Active Voice, the new YUFA newsletter!

By Prof. Art Redding: As President of YUFA, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural issue of Active Voice (to be issued in January 2020). At Executive, we have batted around a few provisional titles and mulled over a variety of approaches. How official should this publication be? How open to dissent, to debate? What...

OCUFA updates on Bills 100 and 124

The following updates are based on the latest information provided by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA). Bill 124: The Ford government’s bill, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, became law on November 7, 2019, after passing third reading in the Ontario Legislature. Workers who will be affected...

Why York should declare a climate emergency

By Prof. Walter Whiteley: As we move on from the September week of action on the Climate Crisis, and come to terms with the results of the 2019 federal election, this is the time for York University to declare a climate emergency, and implement the appropriate, urgent actions.

Newsletter report by YUFA’s Equity Officers

By Prof. Teresa Macias and Prof. Lykke de la Cour: As YUFA’s Equity Officers, we would like to take the opportunity of this inaugural issue of Active Voice to highlight the important work that the Union undertakes around equity issues—and, for new members, to briefly overview how equity-related work is structured within the...

YUFA's Annual Holiday Equity Social

The YUFA Equity Sub-Committee and Equity Caucuses cordially invite all YUFA members to join us at an end-of-term Holiday Equity Social to help celebrate the many efforts of our members to make York a better and more equitable place to work and learn. The event will take place as follows.

Reminder: hiring candidates with a terminal degree from York University

YUFA is re-posting its May 25, 2017 YUFA-M communication regarding short-listing procedures for tenure-track/continuing appointment hires where candidates have a terminal degree from York University. YUFA is concerned to remind members about these procedures, which are the result of a mediated settlement signed by YUFA and the Employer. YUFA has...

Next YUFA meet-and-greet

Dear colleagues: You're invited to attend the next YUFA meet-and-greet, a series of YUFA-sponsored socials to be held on the first Tuesday of the month.

The York administration’s fight against pension indexation

Will it encourage members to delay retirement? As members are aware, YUFA and the York administration have been engaged in a very important dispute over the commitment the University made in the 2018 round of negotiations to provide CPI-based indexing for members’ minimum guarantee pensions. After negotiations ended in the fall...