CUPE 3903 Return to Work 2018

The following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed to assist CUPE 3903 Unit 1 and Unit 3 members returning to work.

Unit 1 (Teaching Assistants) Frequently Asked Questions

Return to Work

How do I confirm to return to work and what details are available on developing a Remediation/Work Plan for Undergraduate Courses?

The formal remediation period for the majority of courses suspended during the strike began on July 23rd. In order to maximize the alignment of tutorials, labs and grading with the resumption of courses, we are requesting that Unit 1 and Unit 3 employees confirm their return to work and readiness to complete their assignment(s) by no later than 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018. Teaching Assistants in Unit 1 are asked to do so by using the link https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/cupe1confirm and Graduate Assistants in Unit 3 by using the Mach Form at https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/cupe3confirm. We also request that they communicate their return to work and readiness to complete their winter-term employment in writing to their course director/employment supervisor.

If there are any medical or other exceptional circumstances precluding Unit 1 or Unit 3 employees from returning to work, it is necessary that they complete an on-line form at https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/noreturn by no later than 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018.

Employees who do not confirm that they are returning to work or indicate they are unable to return to work with a supporting explanation by 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018 will be considered to have abandoned their work. This is necessary given the short remediation period and the need to put in place alternative arrangements if the employee is unavailable to do the work.

For information on developing a Remediation/Work Plan, please visit https://labour.yorku.ca/2018/07/26/cupe-3903-units-1-and-unit-3-return-to-work/.

NEW: When will I be paid for my remediation work?

The formal remediation period for the majority of courses suspended during the strike began on July 23 and the deadline for the submission of workload forms was due by August 1. These workload forms provide the means for assessing and calculating remediation pay. Once the August remediation work is finished, the completed workload forms must first be approved by your course director/employment supervisor before they can be submitted to your hiring unit/Faculty. Pay will then be processed.

Any work that was completed and approved before the September payroll deadline will be included in the September monthly pay.

Student Funding

What have I received in student funding for the Winter term?

Domestic students who were registered full-time and employed in CUPE 3903 would have received their second installment of the Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) as per the CUPE 3903 Collective Agreement, in addition to the second installment of the York Fellowship.

International students who were registered full-time and employed in CUPE 3903 would have received their second installment of the Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) and International Tuition Offset (ITO) as per the CUPE 3903 Collective Agreement, in addition to the second installment of the York Fellowship.

For further details on standard funding packages, please visit http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/graduate-funding-model/. The Understanding your Student Account and Funding Package guide covers the administration and disbursement of funding in greater detail. We encourage you to visit this webpage to learn more at: http://gradstudies.yorku.ca/current-students/student-finances/funding-awards/funding-guide/

For details specific to your individual funding package, please contact your graduate program.


What have I received in student funding for the Summer term, if I registered full-time and did not opt for an elective Leave of Absence?

Both domestic and international students who are registered full-time in the summer received their third installment of the York Fellowship.


What remaining student funding am I expected to receive for the Summer term, if I registered full-time and did not opt for an elective Leave of Absence?

Domestic students who are registered full-time and employed in CUPE 3903 will receive their third installment of the Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) as per the CUPE 3903 Collective Agreement.

International students who are registered full-time and employed in CUPE 3903 will receive their third installment of the Graduate Financial Assistance (GFA) and International Tuition Offset (ITO) as per the CUPE 3903 Collective Agreement.

For details specific to your individual funding package, please contact your graduate program.


What status as a student must I have in order to receive student funding?

Unit 1 members must be registered active in the summer term in order to receive student funding. If you have not already registered for the summer term, please visit Registration.

Outstanding Awards and Bursaries

When will the CUPE 3903 Unit 1 PhD Completion Fund and CUPE 3903 Unit 1 Masters Bursary Fund be adjudicated and disbursed?

FGS is currently working with CUPE 3903 to confirm adjudication panel details in order to proceed with disbursing these funds.


When will the FGS Graduate Development Fund be adjudicated and disbursed?

The deadline for the Graduate Development Fund (originally March 23rd) was extended due to the labour disruption. Students now have until August 10 to submit an application. For eligibility and application details, please visit Graduate Development Fund.

Successful applicants should receive their funds by September 14.

Financial Supports

Are there emergency bursaries I can access in the Faculty of Graduate Studies?

Emergency bursaries are only available to full-time graduate students, and students must be registered in the current term to be eligible. If they meet these eligibility criteria, graduate students can email fgssao@yorku.ca to request an application.

The intent of the emergency bursary program is to assist registered, full-time graduate students who encounter an unexpected emergency. This bursary is not intended to cover tuition fees owing to York. Bursaries are not considered to be a source of routine or long-term funding. Bursaries range from $250 to a maximum of $1,500.


Is financial aid available through the York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA)?
From: Web Link (excerpt)

YUGSA offers an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) – right now, we’ve extended the loan to $350.00. If you’d like to apply for the ELF, please apply online, and then make an appointment with our Student Services Coordinator at info@yugsa.ca, in order to process the loan.

YUGSA offers additional funding and financial aid which you can find here.

Eligible students may access the Bursary for Students with Disabilities.


Is the Strike Hardship Fund available for ?
From: Web Link (excerpt)

YUGSA offers an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) – right now, we’ve extended the loan to $350.00. If you’d like to apply for the ELF, please apply online, and then make an appointment with our Student Services Coordinator at info@yugsa.ca, in order to process the loan.

Graduate Academic Remediation

I still have graduate coursework and/or other academic activities that require my immediate attention due to the labour disruption. What academic remediation options are available?

FGS recognizes that the labour disruption has affected the ability for many graduate students to complete courses and other forms of academic work. The following measures seek to provide the flexibility and support necessary for students’ continued academic success.

For more information on academic remediation, please visit Remediation Options.

Contacts

Whom should I contact with employment wage questions?

Students should contact their Faculty designate for more information:

Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services
416-736-5135

Education
Laura Crane
416-736-2100, ext. 20053

Environmental Studies
(416) 736-5252

Glendon
(416) 487-6715

Health
Parissa Safai, Associate Dean for Students
416-736-2100, ext. 20896

Lassonde School of Engineering
(416) 650-8215

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
416-736-5220

Osgoode Hall Law School
Mya Rimon, Assistant Dean (Students) - mrimon@osgoode.yorku.ca
Benjamin Berger, Associate Dean (Students) - ads@osgoode.yorku.ca

Schulich School of Business
(416) 736-5303

Science
Student Academic Services
416-736-5085


Whom should I contact with student funding questions?

Students should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at fgsfo@yorku.ca.


Whom should I contact with academic remediation questions about my own courses and registration status?

Students should begin with their GPA and/or GPD, and if unable to resolve the question, contact FGS at fgssao@yorku.ca.

Unit 3 (Graduate Assistants) Frequently Asked Questions

Return to Work

How do I confirm to return to work and what details are available on developing a Work Plan?

The formal remediation period for the majority of courses suspended during the strike began on July 23rd. In order to maximize the alignment of tutorials, labs and grading with the resumption of courses, we are requesting that Unit 1 and Unit 3 employees confirm their return to work and readiness to complete their assignment(s) by no later than 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018. Teaching Assistants in Unit 1 are asked to do so by using the link https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/cupe1confirm and Graduate Assistants in Unit 3 by using the Mach Form at https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/cupe3confirm. We also request that they communicate their return to work and readiness to complete their winter-term employment in writing to their course director/employment supervisor.

If there are any medical or other exceptional circumstances precluding Unit 1 or Unit 3 employees from returning to work, it is necessary that they complete an on-line form at https://cupejobs.uit.yorku.ca/noreturn by no later than 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018.

Employees who do not confirm that they are returning to work or indicate they are unable to return to work with a supporting explanation by 4 PM Friday, July 27, 2018 will be considered to have abandoned their work. This is necessary given the short remediation period and the need to put in place alternative arrangements if the employee is unavailable to do the work.

For information on developing a Remediation/Work Plan, please visit https://labour.yorku.ca/2018/07/26/cupe-3903-units-1-and-unit-3-return-to-work/.

NEW: When will I be paid for my remediation work?

The formal remediation period for the majority of courses suspended during the strike began on July 23 and the deadline for the submission of workload forms was due by August 1. These workload forms provide the means for assessing and calculating remediation pay. Once the August remediation work is finished, the completed workload forms must first be approved by your course director/employment supervisor before they can be submitted to your hiring unit/Faculty. Pay will then be processed.

Any work that was completed and approved before the September payroll deadline will be included in the September monthly pay.

Outstanding Awards and Bursaries

When will the CUPE 3903 Unit 3 Bursary be adjudicated and disbursed?

FGS is currently working with CUPE 3903 to confirm adjudication panel details in order to proceed with disbursing the bursary.


When will the FGS Graduate Development Fund be adjudicated and disbursed?

The deadline for the Graduate Development Fund (originally March 23rd) was extended due to the labour disruption. Students now have until August 10 to submit an application. For eligibility and application details, please visit Graduate Development Fund.

Successful applicants should receive their funds by September 14.

Financial Supports

Are there emergency bursaries I can access in the Faculty of Graduate Studies?

Emergency bursaries are only available to full-time graduate students, and students must be registered in the current term to be eligible. If they meet these eligibility criteria, graduate students can email fgssao@yorku.ca to request an application.

The intent of the emergency bursary program is to assist registered, full-time graduate students who encounter an unexpected emergency. This bursary is not intended to cover tuition fees owing to York. Bursaries are not considered to be a source of routine or long-term funding. Bursaries range from $250 to a maximum of $1,500.


Is financial aid available through the York University Graduate Students' Association (YUGSA)?
From: Web Link (excerpt)

YUGSA offers an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) – right now, we’ve extended the loan to $350.00. If you’d like to apply for the ELF, please apply online, and then make an appointment with our Student Services Coordinator at info@yugsa.ca, in order to process the loan.

YUGSA offers additional funding and financial aid which you can find here.

Eligible students may access the Bursary for Students with Disabilities.


Is the Strike Hardship Fund available for ?
From: Web Link (excerpt)

YUGSA offers an Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) – right now, we’ve extended the loan to $350.00. If you’d like to apply for the ELF, please apply online, and then make an appointment with our Student Services Coordinator at info@yugsa.ca, in order to process the loan.

Graduate Academic Remediation

I still have graduate coursework and/or other academic activities that require my immediate attention due to the labour disruption. What academic remediation options are available?

FGS recognizes that the labour disruption has affected the ability for many graduate students to complete courses and other forms of academic work. The following measures seek to provide the flexibility and support necessary for students’ continued academic success.

For more information on academic remediation, please visit Remediation Options.

Contacts

Whom should I contact with employment wage questions?

Students should contact their Faculty designate for more information:

Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services
416-736-5135

Education
Laura Crane
416-736-2100, ext. 20053

Environmental Studies
(416) 736-5252

Glendon
(416) 487-6715

Health
Parissa Safai, Associate Dean for Students
416-736-2100, ext. 20896

Lassonde School of Engineering
(416) 650-8215

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
416-736-5220

Osgoode Hall Law School
Mya Rimon, Assistant Dean (Students) - mrimon@osgoode.yorku.ca
Benjamin Berger, Associate Dean (Students) - ads@osgoode.yorku.ca

Schulich School of Business
(416) 736-5303

Science
Student Academic Services
416-736-5085


Whom should I contact with student funding questions?

Students should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies at fgsfo@yorku.ca.


Whom should I contact with academic remediation questions about my own courses and registration status?

Students should begin with their GPA and/or GPD, and if unable to resolve the question, contact FGS at fgssao@yorku.ca.