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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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    Summer Marking Party: Two Day Mark-a-thon! ✨

    July 10, 2019
    Thu & Fri, Aug 1 & 2, 20199:30am to 3:30pmAQ 5039, SFU Burnaby Campus Hey folks! Yes, it’s that time again – end of term marking helll!!! 😱 But, don’t despair! We can do this together! Come join your fellow TSSU members in a two day Mark-a-thon, where we work together and get fed and where you can ask long-term TAs’ advice about feedback, time management, or Canvas usage! 😉 There will be coffee upon coffee, munchies and for lunch, pizza & salad (Gluten free and vegan option will be available)! Feel free to come to both days or just one day. You can also just drop in at anytime for some supportive and social work environment. Even if you
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    Designing our Demands

    June 25, 2019
    This July, TSSU will be hosting a series of workshops entitled Designing our Demands. These will be weekly design thinking workshops to offer detailed info on our collective bargaining process, the proposals we have presented to our employer, and how we can communicate what we are fighting for. Design thinking is a creative problem solving process that helps to bring in the collective imagination, knowledge, and energy of the people in the room. A facilitated session, these workshops will each be on a separate topic where you can ask questions, learn about design principles, and help us strategize on how we can create engaging and clear communication around what we are fighting for! These sessions are open to all TSSU

In the News

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    Statement of Solidarity with Shelby McPhee and the Black Canadian Studies Association

    July 16, 2019
    The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) stands in solidarity with Shelby McPhee and the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), and would like to extend our firm support for the BCSA’s demands in response to the anti-Black racial profiling of Mr. McPhee at June’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The failure of the Federation to respond quickly and appropriately to Mr. McPhee’s blatant harassment demonstrates the deep institutionalization of anti-Black racism in Canadian society. The spread of anti-Black racism and the struggle against it can be seen on campuses across Canada, and the incident involving Mr. McPhee at UBC is no exception. We believe strongly in the necessity for open and critical
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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 Solidarity with Loujain al-Hathloul

    July 5, 2019
    The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our firm solidarity with the incarcerated human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Loujain was imprisoned by the Saudi Arabian government on May 15, 2018 as part of a sweep of arrests of feminist activists, including Aziza al-Yousef and Eman al-Nafjan. Loujain was especially outspoken in her resistance to the Saudi kingdom’s discriminatory ban on women drivers, and was a prominent campaigner for women’s right to drive. Shortly after her capture the driving ban was lifted, however, she is yet to be freed. It is now over a year since she has been held under brutal conditions. We want to affirm that Loujain is a peaceful human
  •  

    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

 

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 Shelby McPhee and the Black Canadian Studies Association

July 16, 2019
The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) stands in solidarity with Shelby McPhee and the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), and would like to extend our firm support for the BCSA’s demands in response to the anti-Black racial profiling of Mr. McPhee at June’s Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The failure of the Federation to respond quickly and appropriately to Mr. McPhee’s blatant harassment demonstrates the deep institutionalization of anti-Black racism in Canadian society. The spread of anti-Black racism and the struggle against it can be seen on campuses across Canada, and the incident involving Mr. McPhee at UBC is no exception. We believe strongly in the necessity for open and critical

 

Statement of Solidarity with Loujain al-Hathloul

July 5, 2019
The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) expresses our firm solidarity with the incarcerated human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Loujain was imprisoned by the Saudi Arabian government on May 15, 2018 as part of a sweep of arrests of feminist activists, including Aziza al-Yousef and Eman al-Nafjan. Loujain was especially outspoken in her resistance to the Saudi kingdom’s discriminatory ban on women drivers, and was a prominent campaigner for women’s right to drive. Shortly after her capture the driving ban was lifted, however, she is yet to be freed. It is now over a year since she has been held under brutal conditions. We want to affirm that Loujain is a peaceful human

Events

 

Summer Marking Party: Two Day Mark-a-thon! ✨

July 10, 2019
Thu & Fri, Aug 1 & 2, 20199:30am to 3:30pmAQ 5039, SFU Burnaby Campus Hey folks! Yes, it’s that time again – end of term marking helll!!! 😱 But, don’t despair! We can do this together! Come join your fellow TSSU members in a two day Mark-a-thon, where we work together and get fed and where you can ask long-term TAs’ advice about feedback, time management, or Canvas usage! 😉 There will be coffee upon coffee, munchies and for lunch, pizza & salad (Gluten free and vegan option will be available)! Feel free to come to both days or just one day. You can also just drop in at anytime for some supportive and social work environment. Even if you

 

Designing our Demands

June 25, 2019
This July, TSSU will be hosting a series of workshops entitled Designing our Demands. These will be weekly design thinking workshops to offer detailed info on our collective bargaining process, the proposals we have presented to our employer, and how we can communicate what we are fighting for. Design thinking is a creative problem solving process that helps to bring in the collective imagination, knowledge, and energy of the people in the room. A facilitated session, these workshops will each be on a separate topic where you can ask questions, learn about design principles, and help us strategize on how we can create engaging and clear communication around what we are fighting for! These sessions are open to all TSSU

 

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