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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REMINDER: 2019 Bargaining Survey

Don’t forget that the 2019 TSSU Bargaining Survey is currently running through the end of June. The Survey is one of our most valuable tools for understanding the needs and concerns of all TSSU members, so that when the Contract Committee formulates TSSU’s bargaining positions on the issues that affect us as teachers and workers, […]

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June 18-25: MMC Commissioner By-Election Voting

The nomination period for this by-election closed at the June 12, 2018 General Membership Meeting. Voting for the position via online ballot will open on Monday, June 18. All members in good standing should receive an emailed voting token with a link to the ballot. The ballot will include candidate statements; these will also be […]

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TSSU Day in Surrey

In conjunction with the upcoming June 12 General Membership Meeting in Surrey, the Membership Mobilization Committee is hosting TSSU Day in SUR 3280 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. This multi-workshop event is free and open to all TSSU members. There will be interactive presentations on a number of diverse topics spanning many aspects of […]

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The TSSU 2019 Bargaining Survey is now available

UPDATE: It appears that a number of people have found errors and/or had problems with the functionality of the TSSU Bargaining Survey. We’re working as quickly as possible to fix the Survey and make it more user-friendly and accessible. As members you have the right to express your thoughts and opinions as clearly as possible about […]

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Summer 2018 By-Election: nominations for MMC Commissioner now open!

Looking to become more involved with the TSSU? Consider running for the MMC Commissioner position on the TSSU Executive! Nominations for this by-election are currently being accepted for the position of MMC Commissioner; please see the MMC Commissioner By-Election Nomination Form for more information including a description of the position. As always, full position descriptions can also […]

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TSSU Logbooks Now Available!

Logbooks are now available at the TSSU Office (AQ 5129). They are easy to use, and are essential for keeping track of your working hours. Using your Logbook is particularly helpful for ensuring that your workload lines up with the Time Use Guidelines (TUG) agreed to by yourself and your course supervisor. They also include […]

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TSSU Spring Election Results

We are excited to announce that the TSSU Executive election results for Spring 2018 were ratified at the March General Membership Meeting. Congratulations to our incoming Executive Committee members, who are as follows: Chief Steward II – Lillian Deeb Ex-Officio – Tania Arvanitidis Secretary – Jorji Temple Solidarity & Social Justice Commissioner – Jade Ho […]

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Join the TSSU Contract Committee

At our General Membership Meeting at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 22, at SFU Surrey (SUR 5080), TSSU will constitute a Contract Committee to begin the pre-bargaining process leading up to the April 2019 expiration of our current Collective Agreement. While that expiration date may seem far away still, it demonstrates just how much time […]

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