Labour Relations

Labour Relations at Simon Fraser University strives to maintain harmonious working relationships with the employee groups on campus. We provide:

  • Collective agreement and policy interpretation
  • Collective bargaining
  • Advice and guidance on the grievance procedure
  • Support to investigations and arbitrations.

Please note: 
The Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University (SFUFA) represents faculty as well as laboratory instructors and librarians. Faculty Relations is handled by the office of the Vice President Academic.

Bulletin #11: A New Sick Leave Protocol for CUPE Employees

September 6, 2019

Exciting news for CUPE employees and supervisors – a new way of managing sick leave is on the way! In September 2016, a CUPE policy grievance on sick leave led to a mediated Sick Leave Protocol which was intended to resolve the policy grievance and improve the administration of sick leave.  The University has been managing CUPE sick leave this way since late 2017, but the Sick Leave Protocol has proved prescriptive and difficult to administer. More here