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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

    All Members Welcome at Bargaining Sessions!

    March 26, 2019
    TSSU has started bargaining with the University for a new Collective Agreement! All members are welcome to attend the bargaining sessions. The summer sessions will be on: May 8 – WMC 2533, Burnaby, caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 May 14 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at  WMC 2533 May 15 – Harbour Centre 2945 (Management Studies Lab), Vancouver  caucus 8:30am at HC 2945. June 6 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 June 13 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 June 18 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at  WMC 2533 June 27 – SUR 2740, Surrey,  caucus 8:30 am at SUR 2740 Every few years we bargain a binding Collective Agreement that sets out: rights to

 

 

 

 

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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    Red Women Rising Reading Group

    May 14, 2019
    This event is held on unceded lands belonging to the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations. The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) is honoured to be facilitating a reading group centred around the Red Women Rising report about Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The report was produced by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) and authored by Carol Muree Martin & Harsha Walia, with 128 collaborators including Indigenous women survivors, DEWC members, and other community members. “Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an extraordinary report with Indigenous women survivors at the center; rather than as a secondary reference. Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES)—a neighbourhood known
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    TSSU Surrey Office Grand Opening Board Game Party!

    May 14, 2019
    With CUPE 3338 and APSA, We have finally secured a home base in Surrey!! Please join us at the grand opening of the Surrey Office with decorating, board games, refreshments and each other!! 🙂  The party starts at 4:30pm but please feel free to drop off a decoration you’d like to put in the office anytime of the day!  The office will be open at least three times a week (mostly Tue – Thu), where all members can come by to ask question, get updates on bargaining, find information and forms, get some love and more! This is a space for all TSSU members. Please don’t be shy to come by and say hi.  You can see when the office

In the News

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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
  •  

    Red Women Rising Reading Group

    May 14, 2019
    This event is held on unceded lands belonging to the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations. The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) is honoured to be facilitating a reading group centred around the Red Women Rising report about Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The report was produced by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) and authored by Carol Muree Martin & Harsha Walia, with 128 collaborators including Indigenous women survivors, DEWC members, and other community members. “Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an extraordinary report with Indigenous women survivors at the center; rather than as a secondary reference. Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES)—a neighbourhood known
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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
  •  

    TSSU Surrey Office Grand Opening Board Game Party!

    May 14, 2019
    With CUPE 3338 and APSA, We have finally secured a home base in Surrey!! Please join us at the grand opening of the Surrey Office with decorating, board games, refreshments and each other!! 🙂  The party starts at 4:30pm but please feel free to drop off a decoration you’d like to put in the office anytime of the day!  The office will be open at least three times a week (mostly Tue – Thu), where all members can come by to ask question, get updates on bargaining, find information and forms, get some love and more! This is a space for all TSSU members. Please don’t be shy to come by and say hi.  You can see when the office

 

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

    All Members Welcome at Bargaining Sessions!

    March 26, 2019
    TSSU has started bargaining with the University for a new Collective Agreement! All members are welcome to attend the bargaining sessions. The summer sessions will be on: May 8 – WMC 2533, Burnaby, caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 May 14 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at  WMC 2533 May 15 – Harbour Centre 2945 (Management Studies Lab), Vancouver  caucus 8:30am at HC 2945. June 6 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 June 13 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at WMC 2533 June 18 – WMC 2533, Burnaby,  caucus 8:30 am at  WMC 2533 June 27 – SUR 2740, Surrey,  caucus 8:30 am at SUR 2740 Every few years we bargain a binding Collective Agreement that sets out: rights to

In the News

 

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

 

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

Events

 

Red Women Rising Reading Group

May 14, 2019
This event is held on unceded lands belonging to the sḵwx̱wú7mesh, sel̓íl̓witulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm nations. The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) is honoured to be facilitating a reading group centred around the Red Women Rising report about Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The report was produced by the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) and authored by Carol Muree Martin & Harsha Walia, with 128 collaborators including Indigenous women survivors, DEWC members, and other community members. “Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is an extraordinary report with Indigenous women survivors at the center; rather than as a secondary reference. Indigenous women in the Downtown Eastside (DTES)—a neighbourhood known

 

TSSU Surrey Office Grand Opening Board Game Party!

May 14, 2019
With CUPE 3338 and APSA, We have finally secured a home base in Surrey!! Please join us at the grand opening of the Surrey Office with decorating, board games, refreshments and each other!! 🙂  The party starts at 4:30pm but please feel free to drop off a decoration you’d like to put in the office anytime of the day!  The office will be open at least three times a week (mostly Tue – Thu), where all members can come by to ask question, get updates on bargaining, find information and forms, get some love and more! This is a space for all TSSU members. Please don’t be shy to come by and say hi.  You can see when the office

 

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