The LR Bulletin

Bulletin #4: The Road to Bargaining

All of the University’s agreements with the Unions and APSA expire this year, and we are anticipating a busy round of contract negotiations. Bargaining dates are still to be determined, but we expect to start in the early spring. More here


Bulletin #3: Collective Bargaining Updates, What is PSEC?

This is the first of a series of bulletins and updates on the process of Collective Bargaining and our preparation for meeting with our Unions and Association. In this issue we are looking at the role of the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC). More here.

Bulletin #2: Changes to Employee Standards Act– Pregnancy, Parental and Compassionate Care Leaves 

On April 9, 2018, the BC government introduced changes to the BC Employment Standards Act (ESA) through Bill 6 which was then passed by the BC Legislature on April 12, 2018. These changes to the ESA came into effect on May 17, 2018, following changes to federal Employment Insurance (EI) provisions made December 3, 2017. Changes to the ESA address pregnancy and parental leave benefits, compassionate care leave, and leaves pertaining to the death or loss of a child. More information here.

Bulletin #1: SFU’s Employee and Family Assistance program 

The EFAP (Employee and Family Assistance Program) is available to all continuing full-time and part-time APSA, CUPE, APEX, and Poly Party employees, as well as employees in the English Language & Culture/Interpretation & Translation Program (ELC/ITP).  More information here.

*Note:  Temporary employees who are also students are able to access counselling services through our Student Health Programs in Health & Counselling.

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