APSA and SFU are proceeding to arbitration on December 7, 2021. The results of the final offer selection arbitration will come 28 days after that date. 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.

Arbitrations and Grievances

APSA advocates have a number of 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

The University has sent out communication on Hours of Work. SFU has not negotiated any new policy language for AD 10.13, and APSA is not in agreement 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. Here is the latest communication from APSA regarding Hours of Work.


After the Pension Advisory Committee recommended a new trustee to replace our outgoing trustee, Rose Gonzales, the APSA Board of Directors has approved to forward that recommendation to the SFU Board of Governors. We will formally announce that trustee once ratified by the Board of Governors.


The University has made updated its Vaccine Declaration to include proof of vaccination by November 5, 2021. To learn more, please visit SFU's Return to Campus website.

APSA is consulting with our association lawyer to help determine the merits of SFU's new requirements. The situation is continually evolving, and APSA will monitor and report any changes if there are any new developments.