Arbitrations and Grievances

APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on bullying and harassment, return to work and hours of work. We can’t give any details due to confidentiality issues. Please see this infographic on the Life of a Grievance to learn more about how the grievance process works.

Hours of Work

APSA is investigating members who are classified as managers or non-managers as per the Employment Standards Act. We will continue to update you as we progress. SFU has not negotiated any new policy language for AD 10.13, and APSA disagrees with the current interim process. We will be pursuing updated policy language and clarifying what the Employment Standards Act says about managers vs. non-managers and other processes that do not align with the Employment Standards Act. 

Hybrid Work Arrangements

SFU has announced a framework for Hybrid Work Arrangments

SFU HR has updated its website to include dedicated pages for Leaders and Employees with tools, checklists, samples and training materials to support implementation and team success. 

Should you encounter any difficulties in the process, please call the APSA office.


APSA is investigating issues with members not receiving their PD reimbursement backpay. If there are any issues with your back pay that APSA bargained for you, please contact the APSA office.

For more information on how bargaining works, see this infographic on Collective Bargaining. Learn more about the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate and the scope of that funding for our members.


Dr. Bonnie Henry, Provincial Health Officer, announced that masks are no longer mandatory as of March 11, 2022. SFU is still encouraging staff, students and faculty to use masks, particularly in spaces where there is no social distancing.