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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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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TA/TM Day and Social – Friday, September 7th

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 […]

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Contract Wins: The Story of the TSSU Childcare Fund

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 […]

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TSSU 40th Anniversary Logo Competition now open!

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 […]

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Nomination Period open: Occupational Health and Safety Commissioner

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, […]

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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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