Arbitrations and Grievances
APSA has filed a grievance based on article 9.2 of our Basic Agreement. This grievance is to dispute the University's inconsistent distribution of the professional development fund reimbursement payout for temporary members from our last round of bargaining. We hope to resolve this matter as soon as possible.
APSA advocates have several ongoing grievances and investigations on accommodations, 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.
Human Rights Office
Kristen Woo, Director of the Human Rights Office, has resigned. This comes after SFU informed the Employee Council that the Human Rights Office is moving under the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion portfolio in Human Resources. We sent out a letter on December 21, 2022, with the subject line, "Recent Changes to the Human Rights Office, to the Bullying and Harassment policies and a forwarded statement by SFUFA," outlining the employee groups' concerns with these changes. Anita Kaur Atwal, a labour, employer and human rights lawyer, will support the Human Rights Office in the interim.
APSA's Salary and Benefits Committee sent you a salary and benefits survey, which is now closed. The committee will review the results, which will be a key factor in crafting the committee's proposals; other factors include other ongoing cases and issues facing APSA members.
The province has published its new PSEC mandate called the Shared Recovery Mandate.