Contact UsGeneral: tssu@tssu.caPhone: (778) 782-4735Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130Harbour Centre Office: UM 134 Mailing AddressTeaching Support Staff UnionSimon Fraser University8888 University DriveAQ 5129 / AQ 5130Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 


    February 11, 2019

    Statement of Solidarity with CUPE Local 15

    The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) at Simon Fraser University expresses our support and solidarity with CUPE Local 15 in their strike action at the Vancouver Art Gallery. TSSU represents over 2500 Teaching Assistants, Tutor Markers, Sessional Instructors, and ELC/ITP Instructors. In bargaining with our own employer, we have been faced with many of the same underhanded tactics to build a tiered system that divides co-workers and union members from one another. We applaud CUPE Local 15 for fighting to protect a unified workplace, where all workers, present and future, can be assured of equivalent working conditions in the form of the nine-day fortnight model. It is shameful that after eight months at

    February 7, 2019

    Attend the Vancouver & District Labour Council’s 2019 International Women’s Day Dinner: March 8th

    Every year, the TSSU purchases a table at the International Women’s Day Dinner hosted by the Vancouver District & Labour Council. This year is no different, so we would like to invite any TSSU members who are interested in attending the event to contact the TSSU office in AQ 5129 in-person, via email (, or by phone (778-782-4735). The IWD Dinner is a celebration of women’s contributions to struggles for justice around the world, and a great opportunity to meet other women and non-binary folks in the labour movement here on unceded Coast Salish territories. Although everyone will considered, priority will be given to women and non-binary TSSU members, and at least half of the eight seats will be reserved

    January 29, 2019

    Spring 2019 Executive Committee Nominations Open

    Nominations Close: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Send nomination forms and candidate statements to: Description of Executive Positions: Chief Steward II: Salaried at 15 hours/week (a) The Chief Stewards shall be jointly responsible for knowledge of the Collective Agreement, Health and Safety regulations, and other relevant legislation. They will be responsible for communicating monthly updates on the status of ongoing grievances to the Executive and General Membership in order to facilitate mobilization and organizing. Both shall also be responsible for the Grievance Procedure including meetings, research, and legal activities. Both shall work in conjunction with the Member Representative to ensure member rights are enforced and protected as outlined in the Collective Agreement. The two Chief Stewards in consultation with the Member


Contact Us


Phone: (778) 782-4735

Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Harbour Centre Office: UM 134


Mailing Address

Teaching Support Staff Union

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6