To be voted on: Chief Steward, Treasurer, Ex-Officio, & Trustee #1. After the jump are all statements – look for your unique voting token in your email March 17th. Election will be open March 17th – March 22nd.
(For these position descriptions please consult the bylaws or our executive page) Continue reading →
In Fall 2012 we negotiated the creation of a “Joint Committee” that would consist of both TSSU and employer members that would continue to work towards resolving member issues that were not solved in the new 2010-2014 Collective Agreement. (MOU of this creation found HERE).
Although this joint committee had the power to come to actual decisions and get them out of the way before bargaining began again (and our side was quite anxious to shorten the next bargaining round) – no new language was accepted in eight months of meetings.
As dictated by our bylaws, the TSSU elections are held twice a year, once in March and once in November. Half of the executive committee is elected at each election period. Elections are held online and individual tokens are sent out through your email on our all-tssu listserv. If you are not receiving our all-tssu emails please email tssu(at)tssu.ca.
Positions elected in March:
Chief Steward, Trustee 2, the Ex-Officio, and Treasurer.
Positions elected in November:
Organizer, Trustee 1, Secretary, MMC Commission, Chair, and Coordinator.
How to run for a position:
As of the January GM (January 28th) nominations for the March election are open, and they close at the February GM (February 26th). All members in good standing can run by filling out THIS NOMINATION FORM and turning it in before or at the February GM. Voting tokens will be sent out the first or second week of March. Results will be announced at the March GM.
TSSU is a member of the Vancouver District Labour Council (VDLC) which meets once a month. We have two open spots if you are member in good standing let us know and you can be voted in - this is where we get information from other unions around Vancouver!
In this issue:Municipal Elections, IKEA update, VDLC classes, New ESL Union Organizing, VDLC Exec Elections, new Anti-Union Legislation (C-4).
– Main/Hastings (Carnegie Community Centre Theatre (401 Hastings))
– Unveiling of Permanent Memorial Totem
– TSSU will be here with a banner – please come and join us in demanding justice for all. March will march through the DTES with stops to commemorate where women were last seen or found. Speeches by community activists at the court house, a healing circle at Oppenheimer Park around 2:30, and finally a community feast at the Japanese Language Hall.
Creating A Living Wage University
– Thursday Feb 27, 2014
– 12:30PM to 1:30PM @ Halpern Centre 126, SFU Burnaby Campus
Members of the Mi’kmaq Warriors Society who have been arrested and
incarcerated will be on a speaking tour in January and February to raise
awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion
and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and
“Our warriors are still being mistreated in the system, justice for our
political prisoners of war.” Suzanne Patles, member of the Mi’kmaq Warrior
Local date: Community-wide public event on Friday January 24.
Doors at 5:45 pm, start time at 6 pm.
Room 1900, SFU Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings
Many of you will remember the series of emails last semester asking if you have been paid on time. We found that an incredible 20% of our members were NOT paid on time last semester. Here is a simple 4 step process to see if you did in fact get your first paycheque today.
If on your paystub the date circled on the below screenshot reads Jan 10th, 2014 you’ve been paid on time.
If the date does NOT read Jan 10th, 2014 you have NOT been paid on time. Please email our member representative at kdean(at)tssu.ca with the subject line “Not Paid On Time” and we can help fix the issue.
It’s that time of year again when deadlines quickly approach. Below is a list that has everything in one place, and for easy google calendar visibility of deadlines/meetings check our calendar at: http://www.tssu.ca/calendar/
Afterwards all GSS & TSSU Members are invited to our joint social at 4:30pm+ at Highland Pub for free burgers/salad, and $2 GIB beers! It’s always lots of fun so feel free to bring your fellow members or meet new ones there.
+ Don’t forget to turn in your logbook lotto sheet by the first GM for two chances to win $125!
+ Remember to fill out your Time Use Guideline (TUG) Sheet with your professor sometime in the first two weeks of semester (Page 69 or 74 of our Collective Agreement). It makes your life and your professors life easier by getting both of you on the same page.
Every TSSU member has up to 6 hours of PAID professional development EVERY SEMESTER! Our members most often use this to attend ‘TA/TM Day’ which is FRIDAY this week on BBY 8:30am – 4pm (or Wednesday in Surrey or Thursday at Woodwards) however there are many other great workshops that count. Below is a list (not exhaustive) of some other great chances to improve your skills, more will be added as time goes by: Continue reading →
Canada would be the FIRST industrialized nation to stop door-to-door service on Earth.
It would also eliminate around 8,000 jobs; hit the poor, disabled, and elderly the hardest; AND stamp prices will have to go up by 35% (partially to pay for community mail boxes). In response a pro-privatization CEO said “seniors will get more exercise”.
Time flies and the semester is over! If you want your TSSU stipend before January you must get your stipend request form in before Dec 17th as final December cheques will be written on the 18th. You can stop by our office at AQ5129 or email them at tssu(at)tssu.ca.
Thank you for another amazing semester! We’re looking forward to next semester when bargaining begins, there will be another TA/TM Day on Jan 10th, and another TA/TM Day Social at 4:30pm at the highland pub to name a few.