YUFA reaches tentative agreement; ratification vote starts October 18

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Dear members,

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that YUFA has signed a tentative agreement with the Employer for the renewal of the YUFA Collective Agreement. At a special meeting this morning, the Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse the agreement and to recommend it to the members for ratification.

A summary of the agreement is available here.

The full Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) is available here.

As per Article 3 of the YUFA Constitution, a ratification meeting will take place as follows:

Special General Membership Meeting: 
To ratify a renewal of the Collective Agreement
Thursday, October 18
Registration opens at 6:15 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
206 Accolade Building WEST (map)

Dinner will be available at the meeting from 6:15 p.m., including vegetarian options.

During the meeting, the Bargaining Team and the Executive Committee will review the tentative agreement and answer question from members.

As per Article 9.2 of the YUFA Constitution, a ratification vote will take place from Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Voting will be by electronic ballot. The results will be announced on YUFA-M shortly after voting ends on October 22.

Eligible voters will receive by email an invitation to vote in the ratification process when voting begins on October 18. Voting instructions will be included in the email.

Childcare: YUFA will reimburse the cost of childcare for members who require it in order to attend the ratification meeting: email yufa@yorku.ca (subject line: Childcare).

Accommodation: Members who require accommodation should contact YUFA by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17: email yufa@yorku.ca (subject line: Accommodations).

On behalf of the members, the Executive Committee would like to express its deepest gratitude and appreciation to the members of the YUFA Bargaining Team and staff, who worked tirelessly over the past several months to achieve this settlement.

Sincerely,
The Executive Committee