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Executive Committee | TSSU

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of thirteen elected members. These individuals implement policy as determined by the membership. Their duties are enumerated in the Bylaws.

 Executive members:

  • Chair – Alicia Massie
  • Chief Steward I – Scott Yano
  • Chief Steward II – Lillian Deeb
  • Coordinator – Adam Dyck
  • Ex-Officio – Tania Arvanitidis [non-voting]
  • Membership Mobilization Commissioner – Nastaran (Nas) Yousefi
  • Occupational Health & Safety Commissioner – Ukoabasi (Uko) Isip
  • Organizer – Zachary Williams
  • Secretary – Jorji Temple
  • Solidarity & Social Justice Commissioner – Jade Ho
  • Treasurer – Sima Jamali
  • Trustee I – Kelli Finney
  • Trustee II – Sarah Power

Non-Executive members:

  • Advocate (employee on contract) – Derek Sahota

As dictated by our bylaws, the TSSU elections are held twice a year: once in November and once in March. The positions elected during each cycle are as follows:

November: Chair, Chief Steward I, Coordinator, Membership Mobilization Commissioner, Occupational Health & Safety Commissioner, Trustee I
March: Chief Steward II, Ex-Officio, Organizer, Secretary, Solidarity & Social Justice Commissioner, Treasurer, Trustee II

Nominations for the November election are open between the September & October GM. Nominations for the March election are open between the January & February GM.

All members in good standing can run by filling out a nomination form and turning it in before the deadline.

Brief Description of Duties:
(For a more complete description please consult the Bylaws)

Chief Steward I: Salaried at 25 hours a week. Works in conjunction with Chief Steward II. Helps run day to day operations. Acts as an advocate for members and chief bargainer in negotiations in conjunction with our Member Representative in regards to our Collective Agreement. Maintains the Steward network with the Organizer. Additionally, Chief Steward I acts as the TSSU Executive’s primary point of contact with the Union’s Member Representative concerning the Member Representative’s employment, and sits on and acts as the resource person for the Contract Committee.

Chief Steward II: Salaried at 15 hours a week. Works in conjunction with Chief Steward I. Helps run day to day operations. Acts as an advocate for members and chief bargainer in negotiations in conjunction with our Member Representative in regards to our Collective Agreement. Maintains the Steward network with the Organizer.

Organizer: Salaried at 25 hours a week. Helps run day to day operations. Acts as union liaison and ensures TSSU representation and presence where needed. Recruits volunteers for Union. Resource for Anti-Harassment, Solidarity & Social Justice, and Membership Mobilization Committees.

Coordinator: Salaried at 25 hours a week. Helps run day to day operations. Coordinates General Membership and Executive meetings, performs some financial duties. Ensures union recod keeping is maintained with Secretary. Resource for Finance and Internal Relations Committees. Is a financial signing authority.

Chair: Stipended. Facilitates GMs and Executive Meetings. Sits on two committees, one of which must be Internal Relations. Is a legal and financial signing authority.

Treasurer: Stipended. Ensures week to week payroll and bills are paid and reported. Helps prepare yearly budget (no former training in accounting required however will learn basics in SAGE). Sits on two committees, one of which must be Finance Committee. Is a financial signing authority.

Secretary: Stipended. Takes and distributes minutes. Ensures minutes are properly archived. Keeps record of motions and reminds executive of them. Is a legal signing officer.

Trustee 1: Stipended. Oversees executive and elections, ensures bylaws are adhered to. Sits on two committees, one of which must be either Finance or Internal Relations Committee. Helps run elections with other Trustee or Official Electorial Officer in November and March.

Trustee 2: Stipended. Oversees executive and elections, ensures bylaws are adhered to. Sits on two committees, one of which must be either Finance or Internal Relations Committee. Helps run elections with other Trustee or Official Electorial Officer in November and March.

Membership Mobilization Commissioner: Stipended. Coordinates activities of Membership Mobilization Committee. (Events, posters, actions, research, outreach, educational, social media, etc).

Occupational Health & Safety Commissioner: Stipended. Sits on ‘Central’ Health & Safety Committee at SFU. Maintains contact between other ‘Local’ TSSU Health and Safety Representatives, Executive, and General Membership, for health and safety issues at SFU.

Ex-Officio: Stipended. Helps provide institutional memory; must have held a previous executive position. Non-voting.

Solidarity & Social Justice Commissioner: Stipended. Coordinates activities of Solidarity & Social Justice Committee.

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