Today’s topic is an important one for many of the TSSU’s members: childcare support. Many ...
This year TSSU celebrates 40 years of worker protection! To kick off the celebration, the ...
*Steward/Member Training: Monday, July 30, 4:30 – 8:30 pm, SUR 3240* (corrected room number) To ...
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 […]
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 […]
This year TSSU celebrates 40 years of worker protection! To kick off the celebration, the planning committee invites you to submit a logo design for a special TSSU 40th anniversary logo that addresses the themes of equity, security, solidarity, and action. One first-prize winner, selected by the membership, will have their logo featured on limited-edition […]
*Steward/Member Training: Monday, July 30, 4:30 – 8:30 pm, SUR 3240* (corrected room number) To ensure that we are prepared for bargaining, we have planned a training session for stewards and rank-and-file members alike to get the tools they need to organize their departments. Here is a draft agenda for the training: (1) Ice Breaker […]
Nominations are now open for Occupational Health and Safety Commissioner of the TSSU. This position is open to all members in good standing. Here’s the job description from the TSSU by-laws: The Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Commissioner shall be responsible for sitting on the Central OH&S committee of the university and performing associated duties, […]
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, […]
Unique voting tokens will be emailed to all members today, Monday, June 18 and the election will remain open until 11:59 pm on Monday, June 25. An “Unfair Election” complaint can be lodged at email@example.com until July 3. If you did not receive an emailed token, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, SFU email […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This August, TSSU will send delegates to the annual conferences of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) in San Jose, CA from August 3 – 5, and the Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions (CGEU) in New York City from August 16 – 19. At the conferences, delegates will participate in workshops and discussions with […]