The other two major SFU unions are also at a similar stage of renegotiating their various collective agreements. Members of the Technical Assistance Union, which represents teachers at the university, including TAs and Sessionsal Instructors, are currently continuing to work under the terms of an expanded agreement that was originally due to expire on April 30. TSSU representatives did not respond to an interview request when The Peak was printed. B.C. Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced that unions representing SFU faculty and staff reached two-year collective agreements with the province and university last week. “It is excellent news that SFU`s administrative and specialist staff have reached an agreement,” Moira Stilwell, Minister of Training and Labour Market Development, said in a press release. “You play a key role in supporting the academic mission and are an integral part of our post-Conference B.C system.” Between Simon Fraser University and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3338 Valid from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019 Download the SFU collective agreement According to the provincial government website, “The objective of the 2010 mandate is to secure voluntarily negotiated collective agreements in the public sector that continue to help the province provide public services at a lower cost and with fiscal prudence.” Hansen added in a press release: “I am pleased to see that real progress continues to be made at the negotiating tables. Despite the economic slowdown, unions and employers have . C in collective bargaining in the public sector. A lot of work has been done. CUPE 3338 has six separate collective agreements at SFU, four of which – those with SFU, SFSS Food and Beverage, SFPIRG and Best (or SFU janitors – are being renegotiated. Discussions with Food and Beverage and SFU have not yet started and discussions with SFPIRG are expected to start next month and all other agreements are under discussion. . .