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Vancouver and District Labour Council notes for TSSU
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Join the TSSU in marching against the Kinder-Morgan (renamed Trans Mountain) Pipeline on April 12th.
“This Bill undermines the very definition of what a ‘park’ is,” Gwen Barlee from the Wilderness Committee said in the same statement, “given that our protected areas will now be open to industrial activity.” (and “boundary adjustments”).
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Thanks to all of our members who voted!
Chief Steward: Reagan Belan
Treasurer: Haida Antolick
Ex-Officio: Jeff Zurek
Trustee II: Murray Martin
Here is a searchable salary database for public employees in BC paid over $75,000. you can check out SFU admin’s salaries and see how big their raises were over the last five years, and compare it to what they are giving/offering us.
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There are a variety of local workshops and classes available this year put on by some of the top union, lawyers, and leaders in BC.
1. Unite Here’s Grassroot Organizing @ SFU
2. VDLC’s 2014 Class Schedule @ East Van (includes, law, organizing, WCB, ++)
3. Union Researcher Training @ Cornell University (New York) for credit/noncredit
Click to get class titles and details…
SFU has formed a Task Force on Flexible Education, the outcomes of which will have far-reaching implications for all teaching staff at SFU, particularly the TSSU. We urge all members to forward any questions or concerns to the SFU Senate through their department & caucuses.
They are also in need of a research assistant that will help inform the task-force outcomes. If you have the time & the interest, we encourage you to apply for this position. (Aso found here online)
Applications are due this Friday, March 14th.
Sisters & Brothers,
For background and previous reports click to read more
To sign up to speak at the hearing, you can call 604.873.7269, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
This Wednesday March 12th, there will be an important public hearing at City Hall. Vancouver city staff will be presenting city councilors with a final draft of the Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside. Many of you signed the petition against the Chinatown height review and Sequel 138. This plan is the next step in the gentrification of the neighbourhood and will play a crucial role in determining the future of the DTES community.
The low-income caucus that has been participating in the Local Area Planning Process are urging all allies to come to City hall on March 12th and support their demand for a LAP that improves the future for all residents, especially low income and vulnerable residents.
You can read a breakdown of the Low-Income Caucus position on the Local Area Plan here: http://ccapvancouver.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/draft-local-area-plan-vs-low-income-caucus-demands/
More info & background after the jump.. Continue reading
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)
Have questions for the President? He’d love to hear them!
RSVP needed – only twenty spots – March 21st @ 8:30am
One example might be, what is he personally planning to do differently in this up-coming round of bargaining that he wishes he would have done last time?
March is Women’s History Month!
March 7th is VDLC’s International Women’s Day Dinner!
March 8th is Vancouvers International Women’s Day march! (Starts at the Vancouver Art Gallary at 1pm Robson side). Come join TSSU in the march, email tssu(at)tssu.ca for meet up info.
More info after the jump,
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.
To see some of the proposals TSSU brought to the table, our page and a half summary of the 16 page report (and the one paragraph HR contribution to the joint report), click here to view TSSU’s Joint Committee Report.
Vancouver District Labour Council (VDLC) is a meeting held between many greater Vancouver area unions once a month. TSSU has 4 rep spots, only 2 of which are filled. These are their stories.
Congratulations to one of our reps, Murray Martin, who was voted in as one of the VDLC’s members at large!
Other updates about the Posties, Conferences, and elections after the jump…
HOW WOULD THE END OF HOME MAIL DELIVERY IMPACT YOU?
Community Town Hall
Saturday 22 February 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Trout Lake Community Centre (Lakewood Room)
3360 Victoria Drive (at East 19th)
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 expires April 30th, 2014.
Please feel free to explore our website for more specific information.
Want to see all of the Main Page posts of a certain topic? Click on one of the links below (or at the bottom of any post).
Transit got you mad? Want to join up with the GSS to help change it? https://websurvey.sfu.ca/cgi-
Want to see SFU stop using international undergrads to balance the budget by loading a 10% tuition A YEAR increase on their backs?
Living Wage at SFU – It’s needed!
We need your support to help get this policy passed. Join us!
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.