The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

Independent, Non-hierarchical, Directly Democratic and Feminist Since 1978

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    GENERAL

    MEMBERSHIP

    MEETINGS

    Burnaby: Wednesday, January 22, 11:30 - 1:30 pm, WMC 2220

    Vancouver: Tuesday, February 25, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

    Surrey: Thursday, March 26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, via BlueJeans (email tssu@tssu.ca to get link for the meeting)

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    STEWARDS

    MEETINGS

    Vancouver: Thursday, January 16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 1520

    Surrey: Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 2740

    Burnaby: Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, MBC 2290

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    BARGAINING

    SESSIONS

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    In the Spotlight

    Tentative Agreement Reached – Ratification Vote Now!

    March 27, 2020
    See more updates at bargaining.tssu.ca After a very hectic week, last night the TSSU general membership voted to send the tentative agreement that settles bargaining for TAs, TMs, SIs, GFs and ELC/ITP instructors to an online ratification vote. The vote will take place from March 27th (TODAY!) to March 30th. Members will receive a voting token sometime today, and if you do not by midday on Saturday, please check your mail filters, and then let the Trustees know at trustees@tssu.ca.  Details on Tentative Agreement The Contract Committee has emailed a package, including both summary and all signing sheets. If you did not receive it please email tssu@tssu.ca. This agreement does not cover RAs, who will commence bargaining sometime in the near future.These improvements were secured during our regular

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    Tentative Agreement Reached – Ratification Vote Now!

    March 27, 2020
    See more updates at bargaining.tssu.ca After a very hectic week, last night the TSSU general membership voted to send the tentative agreement that settles bargaining for TAs, TMs, SIs, GFs and ELC/ITP instructors to an online ratification vote. The vote will take place from March 27th (TODAY!) to March 30th. Members will receive a voting token sometime today, and if you do not by midday on Saturday, please check your mail filters, and then let the Trustees know at trustees@tssu.ca.  Details on Tentative Agreement The Contract Committee has emailed a package, including both summary and all signing sheets. If you did not receive it please email tssu@tssu.ca. This agreement does not cover RAs, who will commence bargaining sometime in the near future.These improvements were secured during our regular
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    Virtual Office Hours

    March 24, 2020
    We will be holding Virtual Office Hours a few hours a day, so members can have a place to ask questions or connecting during this time of isolation. You can join us by clicking bluejeans.com/776880593. See the public office hour availability: tssu.ca/calendar. In this extraordinary time, it is important for us to keep connecting and supporting each other. Keep being safe! ❤️ See Q&A regarding COVID 19 and our working condition: tssu.ca/covid19
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    TSSU COVID Solidarity Check Ins (Multiple Sessions)

    March 27, 2020
    The situation with COVID 19 being a global pandemic has sent all of us into an extraordinary time and a lot of uncertainty. More than ever we need our community and supporting each other. Please join us in our Solidarity Check In sessions to Solidarity Check-in Sessions to connect, ask questions, and share experiences, tips and concerns during this crisis. Join us:https://bluejeans.com/776880593 We need to know what challenges our members face so we can organize together to address them. Our strength as a union is each other. Occupational Health and Safety Commissioner Natalia will be with us to discuss the impact on the health and safety as a worker at SFU and the impact on international students. Session schedule: Friday,
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    SSJC and Contract Committee Joint Letter of Solidarity with UCSC Strikers

    February 21, 2020
    From: Solidarity and Social Justice Committee (SSJC) and Contract Committee (CC), Teaching Support Staff Union. Today, striking graduate workers at the University of California – Santa Cruz (UCSC) are under police threat for demanding that UCSC Administration match their wages to the rising cost of living. At UCSC, wages have not “fallen behind” cost of living, they have been eaten by it. As reported by Salon, “graduate student teaching assistants at UCSC make $2,434 a month before taxes, for only nine months of the year. The median monthly rent in Santa Cruz County is $1,685.” The strikers’ demand an increase of $1,412 to every graduate student regardless of residence, visa, documentation, employment, or funding status and a promise that Administration will

 

Since 1978

 

The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

 

An Independent, Non-Hierarchical Feminist Labour Union

 

  Contact UsPhone: (778) 782-4735Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130Harbour Centre Office: HC 7300Surrey Office: SUR 351 Mailing AddressTeaching Support Staff UnionSimon Fraser University8888 University DriveAQ 5129 / AQ 5130Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 

GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP

MEETINGS

Burnaby: Wednesday, January 22, 11:30 - 1:30 pm, WMC 2220

Vancouver: Tuesday, February 25, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 7000

Surrey: Thursday, March 26, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, via BlueJeans (email tssu@tssu.ca to get link for the meeting)

STEWARDS

MEETINGS

Vancouver: Thursday, January 16, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, HC 1520

Surrey: Wednesday, February 12, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, SUR 2740

Burnaby: Tuesday, March 10, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, MBC 2290

BARGAINING

SESSIONS

Postponed until further notice. Please see bargaining.tssu.ca for updates

 

 

Contact Us

Phone: (778) 782-4735

Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Harbour Centre Office: HC 7300

Surrey Office: SUR 351

 

Mailing Address

Teaching Support Staff Union

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6