Fair Employment Week is coming up, and to celebrate TSSU is hosting a Club Ilia ...
As part of a campaign promise made by the governing BC NDP and BC Green ...
Looking to become more involved with your union? Consider running for an Executive position! Nominations ...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]