TSSU hires Karen Dean as new Grievance Officer

The TSSU is very pleased to announce the hiring of Karen Dean as the Union’s new Grievance Officer.* Karen has spent 25 years advocating for Canadian labour unions, including the Hospital Employees’ Union and the Canadian Farmworkers’ Union. She has also worked as a health advocate for the Skidegate Band Council in Haida Gwaii, advocacy […]

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TSSU 30th Anniversary Celebration: April 4-5

30th ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, April 4th – Burnaby Campus / mountain3:30–4:30pm: Radical Walking Tour, guided by David Huxtable (meet in Convo Mall)4:30-8:00pm: Birthday Party at the Highland Pub with music by Pawnshop Diamond, free food, cheap beer, door prizes and cake Saturday, April 5th – SFU Harbour Centre, room 1400 / downtown11:00am-12:00pm: Retrospective […]

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TSSU creates Social Justice Committee

At its November General Membership meeting, the TSSU created a new committee empowered to address issues of injustice, inequality and poverty. The Social Justice Committee actually encompasses many of the responsibilities of two former committees – Donations and Membership Mobilization – but has also been tasked with identifying and running Union campaigns and endorsing activities […]

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TSSU Elections – Fall 2007

Burnaby Mountain: Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday November 8th, 11:00am – 3:00pm North East Corner of AQ – Near Renaissance Cafe Surrey Campus: Thursday, November 8, 11:00am – 3:00pm Mezzanine Harbour Centre Campus: Wednesday, November 7, 11:00am – 3:00pm Main lobby Candidate statements and job descriptions are available as an attachment below

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Frequently Asked Questions

The following pages outline some of the most common questions and concerns that members have about their rights and responsibilities. This is by no means an exhaustive guide, so if you have any questions or concerns that can not be answered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us for help.

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By-laws and Policies

Below you will find the most updated copy of the TSSU By-laws and Policies (updated May 27, 2008). Bylaws and Policies are generally drafted by our Internal Relations Committee and sent to our General Membership Meetings for discussion and approval. If you are interested in policy, have suggestions or would like to volunteer for the […]

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Professional Development Fund

As you know, instructors in the ELC and ITP Programs have a Professional Development Fund that they can apply to. In order to apply, download the form below, fill it out and hand it into the Pro-D Fund Committee (Terri Wershler or Irene Ouimet). They will review your application, okay it and then send the […]

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What’s going on?

This is a section of our site reserved for the instructors of the English Language & Culture and Interpretation & Translation Programs. Check back regularly for updates about general membership meetings, socials, or information regarding your working conditions and benefits. If you have employment related questions that you would like to contact the Union about, […]

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Forms

Below are some employment related forms for Teaching Assistants, Tutor-Markers and Sessional Instructors: Time Use Guidelines forms for TAs and TMs, TA Evaluation Forms and Right of First Refusal forms for Sessional Instructors There are also several forms for TSSU volunteers: stipend request forms, childcare subsidy forms, volunteer availability forms and elections nominations forms If […]

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