BUFA Negotiations 2023-24

Have you heard? We’re bargaining for a renewal to our collective agreement! BUFA Members gave their Negotiating Team a strong mandate to enter into a transformational round of bargaining. On this website you’ll find all the information you need to understand the mandate the bargaining team received from you, our Members, to stay up to date on the latest developments, or to get involved in the process and show your support to the negotiating team.

Students: you have questions?

Our Mandate

BUFA’s current Collective Agreement expired on March 31, 2023. In the fall of 2022, BUFA held consultation sessions with Members across campus to hear directly from them what goals and priorities should be set for this round of collective bargaining. We held consultation meetings in each of the faculties and units, with working groups and committees, and received many emails and messages.

To read more about the mandate, or to see backgrounders on each of the five negotiating priorities, click on the button below.


Latest News:

Employer agrees to 1.5 days per week of bargaining at the table until end of March.

More information:

To stay informed on our progress, or to revisit the information you’ve already received, click on the button below.


A transformational round of bargaining needs a strong show of support from you throughout the bargaining process. You came to consultation meetings, the mandate meeting, and have been reading the bargaining updates. Now, show your support for the bargaining team by participating in engagement activities. There are many ways you can show your support that don’t take much time.

The more Members are actively showing support, the clearer the message to the Administration that BUFA Members won’t settle for less!

Find ways to get involved in the process by clicking the button below.

Your Negotiating Team:

Lisa Robson, lead

Alex Braun

Derrek Eberts

Jon-Tomas Godin

Jane Karpa

Students - do you have questions?