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

The University has sent out communication on Hours of Work. 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.


Members have reported that the Reimbursement of Professional Development Expenses (RPD) payment was added to their last paycheque (February 25, 2022).

We have also confirmed that Payroll will include retro pay for APSA members in their March 11, 2022 paycheque. We appreciate that Payroll has worked extremely hard to complete a complex process.

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.


On Monday, January 24, some employee groups received information on a letter of expectation and SFU staff declaring their vaccination status. If you have received such a notice, please contact APSA as soon as possible.