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 failed to comprehensively negotiate with YUFA on proposals regarding workload, working conditions, equity, benefits, compensation, pensions, collegial governance, research support, and electronic privacy.
Arthur Hilliker, President of the York University Faculty Association, says, “In an unprecedented turnout of members, 72% voted in favour of a strike mandate. It is unfortunate that union members felt strongly that voting yes in favour of a strike mandate was the only way to make their voices heard. Having said this, YUFA nevertheless fervently hopes that strike action will not be necessary. York University and its faculty members and their students wish to avoid any disruption to the academic year."
Contact for more information:
Jody Berland, Communications Officer
Arthur Hilliker, President