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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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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June 18-25: MMC Commissioner By-Election Voting

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 […]

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TSSU Day in Surrey

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 […]

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The TSSU 2019 Bargaining Survey is now available

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 […]

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