All TSSU members (as defined by the TSSU By-laws) with children under the age of ...
This Friday, September 7th will be the 33rd Annual Fall TA/TM Day at the SFU ...
The Fall 2018 Semester is fast approaching, and we have a lot of exciting union ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Fall 2018 Semester is fast approaching, and we have a lot of exciting union news and work to share with you. More importantly, TSSU needs your input to move forward and get things done this semester! General Membership and Stewards Meetings are where this happens. As usual, all of our GM and Stewards Meetings […]
TSSU celebrates 40 years of worker protection in 2018! Join the celebration by voting for a special 40th Anniversary logo. Voting is open now until 11:59pm on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The winning logo will feature on TSSU swag, TSSU materials, and in promotion of the 40th anniversary celebration, to be held December 7-8, 2018. […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org until July 3. If you did not receive an emailed token, please email email@example.com with your full name, SFU email […]