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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40th Anniversary Special Collection Deadline Extended!

Meant to submit, but missed the deadline for sending in your contribution to the TSSU 40th Anniversary Special Collection? Good news-we’ve extended the deadline to November 16, 2018! Don’t miss out; submit your contribution today! Use https://goo.gl/forms/Is7siNoG68CWEtsK2 to send in your submission. Visit http://www.tssu.ca/40thanniversary-specialcollection/ for more details.

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Fall 2018 Election – Candidate Statements

Below are the candidate statements for the Fall 2018 election cycle.  You will receive a token to vote by email — if you do not receive a token, or you believe you were sent one in error, please contact trustee2@tssu.ca. Click here for a more detailed description of the executive committee. Opening of Nominations September […]

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40th Anniversary website launched!

In 2018, TSSU celebrates 40 years of certification. We were first certified as a union in 1978, and we have been an independent, feminist, non-hierarchical, and directly democratic organization ever since. In celebration of our history and our all of our members’ hard work, we’re eagerly counting down to December 7th and 8th, the weekend […]

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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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