Welcome to the TSSU

The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) has been an independent, non-hierarchical feminist labour union since 1978. We represent the Teaching Assistants, Tutor Markers, Sessionals, and the English Language & Culture/Interpretation & Translation Instructors (ELC/ITP) only here at Simon Fraser University. Our current Collective Agreement runs from May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2019.  Please feel […]

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All Workers Invited! Fair Employment Week Social

Fair Employment Week is coming up, and to celebrate TSSU is hosting a Club Ilia Social for all workers at SFU. TAs, TMs, Sessionals, and ELC/ITP Instructors are all invited, of course, but if you’re a Research Assistant, Custodian, Food Service Worker, Professor, Clerical Worker — in other words, if you’re a worker at Simon […]

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Vote in the BC Referendum on Electoral Reform

As part of a campaign promise made by the governing BC NDP and BC Green parties, a mail-in referendum is being held on whether to change from BC’s current “first past the post” electoral system. The proposed change is to a proportional representation system where the final number of seats a party receives corresponds with […]

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Nominations for Fall 2018 Executive Positions Open!

Looking to become more involved with your union? Consider running for an Executive position! Nominations for the Fall 2018 election cycle are currently being accepted for the positions of Chief Steward I, Coordinator, Chair, Membership Mobilization Committee (MMC) Commissioner, Occupational Health & Safety Committee (OH&S) Commissioner, and Trustee I. All positions are open to any […]

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40th Anniversary Special Collection: Equity, Security, Solidarity, Action! Call for Submissions

Equity, security, solidarity, action: Reflection and celebration of TSSU at 40 To celebrate TSSU’s 40th anniversary, all TSSU members, past and present, are invited to prepare a submission for the special collection Equity, security, solidarity, action: Reflection and celebration of TSSU at 40. Our goal is to publish a collection of pieces—drawings, collages, graphic design […]

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Municipal Election Endorsements in Burnaby, Surrey & Vancouver

At the first General Membership Meeting of the Fall semester on September 19th, a packed house of TSSU members voted to endorse candidates for municipal offices in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver. Local elections across BC will be held on Saturday, October 20th. You can find a complete list of candidates for all jurisdictions here. In Burnaby, […]

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Childcare Fund: Apply by September 24th!

All TSSU members (as defined by the TSSU By-laws) with children under the age of 13, or those with children up to the age of 18 requiring additional care due to a physical or developmental disability, are eligible to apply for the TSSU Membership Childcare Fund. The deadline to apply for the Childcare Fund during […]

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TA/TM Day and Social – Friday, September 7th

This Friday, September 7th will be the 33rd Annual Fall TA/TM Day at the SFU Burnaby campus. Presented in collaboration with the Teaching & Learning Centre, TA/TM Day is a perfect opportunity to learn more about your TA or TM responsibilities, develop your teaching skills, grab a free lunch, and get a handle on the […]

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Contract Wins: The Story of the TSSU Childcare Fund

Today’s topic is an important one for many of the TSSU’s members: childcare support.  Many of the TSSU’s members also have families, and the TSSU has bargained for a specific fund set up to help mitigate the cost of childcare for its members which was funded by a forgone wage increase.  This fund is available […]

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