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WHO WE AREThe 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. 

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    In the Spotlight

    Welcome, Teachers!! Facilitators at SFU Student Learning Commons Unionized!

    June 13, 2019
    Dear TSSU members and the SFU Community, Today we celebrate the overwhelming vote of facilitators in the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at SFU to join as members of TSSU. The SLC facilitators assist undergraduate and graduate students with writing and other learning skills and design and deliver workshops, such as the very successful thesis boot camp. They also teach and support other teaching staff in the classroom. When you put one of the “SLC writing referral” stickers on an assignment, they’re the workers on the other end who help those students. They’re a small group of workers, but another vital part of the teaching team at SFU. We’re excited to be able to advocate to protect their working conditions and

 

 

 

 

STEWARDS   MEETINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

 

 

Burnaby:
Thursday, May 16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, BLU 10011

Vancouver:
Wednesday, June 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

Surrey:
Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 5240

Vancouver:

Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

Surrey:

Thursday, June 27, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 5140

Burnaby:

Tuesday, July 23, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, BLU 10011

Events

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    Hike to Resist: Kwekwecnewtxw/Coast Salish Watch House Visit

    June 9, 2019
    This event is held on the unceded Coast Salish Land including the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, & kʷikʷəƛ̓əm nations.  The TSSU Solidarity & Social Justice Committee will be holding a walk down Burnaby mountain to visit the Coast Salish traditional Watch House/Kwekwecnewtxw. As part of the ongoing resistance to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, Cost Salish elders, members, and allies have erected a traditional watch house to watch enemies and protect their communities and lands. As people who work on unceded Coast Salish lands, we will be visiting to learn about the Watch House and show our solidarity and support to their efforts. *Time: 11:30am to 2pm We will leave from the SFU bus loop at 11:30am, arrive by 12pm, and
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    TSSU Power Building School

    May 28, 2019
    Good news TSSU members, your union is hosting a full day of FREE workshops this summer. Come enjoy some free food, meet your fellow colleagues, and learn some new skills! When? Thursday, June 20th 9:30-5:00Where? Harbour Centre, Room 1315 Want more info? Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/458850374852593/ Register Here! Space is limited! https://forms.gle/efwZmPiMfDkMSGE49

In the News

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    Statement of Solidarity with Incarcerated Activist G.N. Saibaba

    June 14, 2019
    The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba. First arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links, Delhi University Professor Saibaba has been incarcerated under terrible and solitary conditions at Nagpur Central Jail. Since this initial arrest, he was briefly freed before being recaptured and given a life sentence. Dr. Saibaba has a severe disability and is not receiving proper treatment or care in prison. Recently, a panel of experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights wrote to the Indian government urging authorities to immediately release Saibaba, citing his “seriously deteriorating” health condition: “Dr. Saibaba’s
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    Statement of Condemnation Regarding Attacks on Reproductive Rights

    May 23, 2019
    The TSSU Solidarity and Social Justice Committee (SSJC) expresses its condemnation of the recent attacks on reproductive rights in the United States. The state of Georgia signed legislation to ban abortion once a “heartbeat” can be detected, while Alabama Republicans removed exceptions for rape and incest from the state’s version of a “heartbeat law”. These are just two instances of a growing war on reproductive rights in the United States, where regressive legislation and a poisonous misinformation campaign by a number of (mostly male) politicians are putting women, transgender, and non-binary people’s autonomy severely at risk. As part of a feminist union that proudly places the health and reproductive rights of its members front and centre, the TSSU SSJC condemns
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    Welcome, Teachers!! Facilitators at SFU Student Learning Commons Unionized!

    June 13, 2019
    Dear TSSU members and the SFU Community, Today we celebrate the overwhelming vote of facilitators in the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at SFU to join as members of TSSU. The SLC facilitators assist undergraduate and graduate students with writing and other learning skills and design and deliver workshops, such as the very successful thesis boot camp. They also teach and support other teaching staff in the classroom. When you put one of the “SLC writing referral” stickers on an assignment, they’re the workers on the other end who help those students. They’re a small group of workers, but another vital part of the teaching team at SFU. We’re excited to be able to advocate to protect their working conditions and
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    Hike To Survive!

    May 14, 2019
    Do you work at SFU? If there was a major disaster and bus service stopped, would you know how to escape the mountain? Join other TSSU members for the first annual “hike to survive” to learn what routes are available to leave campus in the event of a major disaster. *WHAT: A guided walk downhill at a leisurely pace on well maintained trails. At Duthie, participants may either elect to return to SFU on the bus or walk back up with a hike leader. *WHEN: Friday, June 7th st at 1:30 PM, lasting approximately 2 hours *WHERE: Meet at the lower bus loop *BRING: Comfortable shoes, dress in layers, a water bottle and snacks for yourself. *DON’T: Wear heels or

 

Since 1978

 

The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

 

An Independent, Non-Hierarchical Feminist Labour Union

 

 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 

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WHO WE ARE

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.

 

 

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

 

 

Burnaby:
Thursday, May 16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, BLU 10011

Vancouver:
Wednesday, June 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

Surrey:
Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 5240

 

 

STEWARDS

MEETINGS

 

 

Vancouver:

Wednesday, May 29, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

Surrey:

Thursday, June 27, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 5140

Burnaby:

Tuesday, July 23, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, BLU 10011

  •  

    In the Spotlight

    Welcome, Teachers!! Facilitators at SFU Student Learning Commons Unionized!

    June 13, 2019
    Dear TSSU members and the SFU Community, Today we celebrate the overwhelming vote of facilitators in the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at SFU to join as members of TSSU. The SLC facilitators assist undergraduate and graduate students with writing and other learning skills and design and deliver workshops, such as the very successful thesis boot camp. They also teach and support other teaching staff in the classroom. When you put one of the “SLC writing referral” stickers on an assignment, they’re the workers on the other end who help those students. They’re a small group of workers, but another vital part of the teaching team at SFU. We’re excited to be able to advocate to protect their working conditions and

In the News

 

Statement of Solidarity with Incarcerated Activist G.N. Saibaba

June 14, 2019
The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our solidarity with human rights activist Dr. G.N. Saibaba. First arrested on May 9, 2014 on charges of having so-called Maoist links, Delhi University Professor Saibaba has been incarcerated under terrible and solitary conditions at Nagpur Central Jail. Since this initial arrest, he was briefly freed before being recaptured and given a life sentence. Dr. Saibaba has a severe disability and is not receiving proper treatment or care in prison. Recently, a panel of experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights wrote to the Indian government urging authorities to immediately release Saibaba, citing his “seriously deteriorating” health condition: “Dr. Saibaba’s

 

Welcome, Teachers!! Facilitators at SFU Student Learning Commons Unionized!

June 13, 2019
Dear TSSU members and the SFU Community, Today we celebrate the overwhelming vote of facilitators in the Student Learning Commons (SLC) at SFU to join as members of TSSU. The SLC facilitators assist undergraduate and graduate students with writing and other learning skills and design and deliver workshops, such as the very successful thesis boot camp. They also teach and support other teaching staff in the classroom. When you put one of the “SLC writing referral” stickers on an assignment, they’re the workers on the other end who help those students. They’re a small group of workers, but another vital part of the teaching team at SFU. We’re excited to be able to advocate to protect their working conditions and

Events

 

Hike to Resist: Kwekwecnewtxw/Coast Salish Watch House Visit

June 9, 2019
This event is held on the unceded Coast Salish Land including the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, & kʷikʷəƛ̓əm nations.  The TSSU Solidarity & Social Justice Committee will be holding a walk down Burnaby mountain to visit the Coast Salish traditional Watch House/Kwekwecnewtxw. As part of the ongoing resistance to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, Cost Salish elders, members, and allies have erected a traditional watch house to watch enemies and protect their communities and lands. As people who work on unceded Coast Salish lands, we will be visiting to learn about the Watch House and show our solidarity and support to their efforts. *Time: 11:30am to 2pm We will leave from the SFU bus loop at 11:30am, arrive by 12pm, and

 

TSSU Power Building School

May 28, 2019
Good news TSSU members, your union is hosting a full day of FREE workshops this summer. Come enjoy some free food, meet your fellow colleagues, and learn some new skills! When? Thursday, June 20th 9:30-5:00Where? Harbour Centre, Room 1315 Want more info? Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/458850374852593/ Register Here! Space is limited! https://forms.gle/efwZmPiMfDkMSGE49

 

Contact Us

General: tssu@tssu.ca

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