Information For Unit 2

York’s offer to contract faculty (CUPE 3903 Unit 2) the best among all Ontario universities

York’s offer ensures total compensation for contract faculty continues to lead all other Ontario universities.

Job security improved

The conversion program, the only program of its kind at any Ontario university, is continued. Special Renewable Contracts of up to 10 years are offered (subject to YUFA approval) and Long-Service Teaching Appointments are enhanced.

All CUPE 3903 members to be paid for work done after the strike

All CUPE 3903 members will be paid for grading and other work activities required for the many students needing remediation once the strike ends, to finish the extended term. This is your right.

Our offer to Unit 2 – the full details

Details of all the enhancements included in our offer are below. Click on the subheads to see additional information.


Remaining #1 in Total Compensation across the University Sector
Annual salary increases for all positions
Increased Vacation Pay for Members with 5 or more Cumulative Years of Service

Improvements in Benefits and Childcare Support
Conversions and other Enhancements to Multi-Year Job Stability
Continuation of Conversion Program
New Special Renewable Contract (SRC) Program Providing Additional Full-Time Faculty Positions
SRC Program Subject to YUFA’s Agreement
Enhancements of LSTA Program

Longer Term for Continuing Sessional Standing Program (CSSP)
New and Enhanced Professional Supports to Help Prepare for Tenure Stream Appointments
New Career Advancement Program
Enhancements to Professional Development Fund
Improvements Relating to Applications, Qualifications, Notice and Orientation Requirements and Access to Individual Work Histories
6 Improvements
Enhancements to Equity and Human Rights Protections and Supports
Fund for Sexual Violence Survivor Support and Sexual Violence Training
Breast Feeding Support
Other Accommodation Support

Equity Program Expansions and Improvements
Improvements to Professional and Research Support
New and Enhanced Professional Support Funding
Year-Round Access to Services
Enhanced Funding for any non-covered Employee Needs
Increase in Ways and Means Fund
Enhanced Support for Occupational Health and Safety
Increase in Paid Time and Paid Training for Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Members
Improved Access to Space for Union Business
New dedicated union office space

Click here to read the full Unit 2 Final Offer (March 20, 2018).