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 expires April 30th, 2014.
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We want to update the logbook & we’re looking for a capable member to design & implement a Logbook App!
The Logbook should:
Allow members to input their base units & tug
Allow members to time themselves performing specific tasks
Support multiple courses at the same time
Have an easy to use interface
Alert the member if they’re nearing their maximum hours
Have a the feature for an optional data push to a central server
Be operational on Android, iOS & Blackberry phones
You would work with the Member Mobilization Committee to design layout & esthetics and be expected to provide a manual to trouble shoot should issues arise after implementation. We would like to troubleshoot the app in the summer semester with a hard launch in the Fall of 2014.
Compensation is for up to 60 hours at the MMC overages rate ($20/hr).
“This Bill undermines the very definition of what a ‘park’ is,” Gwen Barlee from the Wilderness Committee said in the same statement, “given that our protected areas will now be open to industrial activity.” (and “boundary adjustments”).
Here is a searchable salary database for public employees in BC paid over $75,000. you can check out SFU admin’s salaries and see how big their raises were over the last five years, and compare it to what they are giving/offering us.
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There are a variety of local workshops and classes available this year put on by some of the top union, lawyers, and leaders in BC.
1. Unite Here’s Grassroot Organizing @ SFU 2. VDLC’s 2014 Class Schedule @ East Van (includes, law, organizing, WCB, ++)
3. Union Researcher Training @ Cornell University (New York) for credit/noncredit
SFU has formed a Task Force on Flexible Education, the outcomes of which will have far-reaching implications for all teaching staff at SFU, particularly the TSSU. We urge all members to forward any questions or concerns to the SFU Senate through their department & caucuses.
You are invited to a Townhall Meeting on the Status of the Education Building on March 17 from 9:00-11:00am at Halpern 126. The purpose of the meeting is to update all building occupants on the results of the structural and health and safety assessments, as well as improvements to date. Terry Waterhouse (Chief Safety Officer), Larry Waddell (Chief Facilities Officer) and Dr. Kris Magnusson (Dean of Education) will be joined by staff working on this important issue. They will outline the related issues and take questions.
If you are able to attend please inform Charisse Hutchinson at hutchins(at)sfu.ca Refreshments will be available.
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To sign up to speak at the hearing, you can call 604.873.7269, or send an email to email@example.com by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
This Wednesday March 12th, there will be an important public hearing at City Hall. Vancouver city staff will be presenting city councilors with a final draft of the Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside. Many of you signed the petition against the Chinatown height review and Sequel 138. This plan is the next step in the gentrification of the neighbourhood and will play a crucial role in determining the future of the DTES community.
The low-income caucus that has been participating in the Local Area Planning Process are urging all allies to come to City hall on March 12th and support their demand for a LAP that improves the future for all residents, especially low income and vulnerable residents.
To be voted on: Chief Steward, Treasurer, Ex-Officio, & Trustee #1. After the jump are all statements – look for your unique voting token in your email March 17th. Election will be open March 17th – March 22nd.
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In Fall 2012 we negotiated the creation of a “Joint Committee” that would consist of both TSSU and employer members that would continue to work towards resolving member issues that were not solved in the new 2010-2014 Collective Agreement. (MOU of this creation found HERE).
Although this joint committee had the power to come to actual decisions and get them out of the way before bargaining began again (and our side was quite anxious to shorten the next bargaining round) – no new language was accepted in eight months of meetings.