The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

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

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GENERAL
MEMBERSHIP

MEETINGS

Wednesday, Sept 29th @4:30-6:30pm

Thursday, Oct 28th @ 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, Nov 30th @ 1:30-3:30pm

(Links for virtual meetings to be sent through email)

STEWARDS
MEETINGS

Wednesday, Sept 15th @ 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday, Oct 19th 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, Nov 10th 4:30-6:30pm

(Links for virtual meetings to be sent through email)

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    In the Spotlight

    Job Posting: Member Representative

    August 31, 2021
    The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) at Simon Fraser University is seeking a Member Representative to commence work in January 2022 with an application deadline of September 15, 2021. The Member Representative reports to the Executive of the Union and works cooperatively with the elected Chief Stewards and current Member Representative to advocate on behalf of TSSU members. Essential Qualifications: Effective labour advocacy skills and experience handling grievances at all stages of the grievance procedure Experience interpreting and applying Labour Law Experience using advocacy skills to assist in mobilizing members around bargaining and grievances Comfortable working in a non-hierarchical and directly-democratic workplace alongside elected officers and rank-and-file members Has community-oriented and feminist values and is experienced in applying them effectively

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    Sign the UVic FA Vaccination or Rapid Testing Petition

    August 11, 2021
    The UVic Faculty in collaboration with faculty members at UBC and SFU have drafted a petition calling on the Provincial and Federal Government to require that all individuals who come to campus are vaccinated or undergo regular rapid testing, and that masks be mandated in all public indoor spaces, including classrooms. Ontario Universities including Waterloo and the University of Ottawa announced similar requirements yesterday, so we know it is possible!  You can sign the petition here!
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    SSJC Letter in Opposition to TMX Pipeline

    January 18, 2021
    The Solidarity and Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union is in support of the letter put forward by Students Against TMX, which calls for ceasing construction of the TransMountain Pipeline and investment in Indigenous-led green infrastructure projects. Our members, whose workplaces are located in direct proximity to the Burnaby Mountain tank farm and terminal, which is unceded Coast Salish territory. We must uphold and commit to empowering Indigenous sovereignty, as well as our community safety and therefore call on the government to uphold their promises of reconciliation and address the ongoing climate crisis by stopping the pipeline expansion immediately. We stand with the signatories of the Students Against TMX letter, which include thirteen student groups representing 180,000
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    Sign our open letter calling on BC to ensure a safe return to campus

    August 10, 2021
    Sign the letter here Post-secondary unions, faculty associations, and community members are calling on the BC government to implement stronger campus public health measures in advance of September. “The BC COVID-19 Return-to-Campus guidelines are not consistent with the best-available evidence, do not follow the precautionary principle, and disregard the layers of protection that could prevent COVID-19 transmission in post-secondary environments. We are requesting that the Ministry publish new guidelines that correct these deficiencies,” said TSSU Chief Steward Katie Gravestock. “Even in highly vaccinated countries, the extremely infectious Delta variant has proven to be a game-changer. We need both vaccination and public health measures in order to protect students, staff, and faculty as well as the wider community from infection. The
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    TSSU Statement Condemning Anti-Black Racism: Alumni Arrest and Institutional Response

    December 14, 2020
    December 14, 2020 This letter is prepared on behalf of the Solidarity and Social Justice Committee and Executive Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union in strong condemnation of anti-Black racism that occurred on SFU’s Burnaby campus on December 11. We are writing to express our disappointment and anger at the violent arrest of a Black SFU Alumnus and the University’s response to this incident. Actions taken against this individual require concrete and meaningful actions that will lead to institutional change and, ultimately, safety for all current and future BIPOC students.  It cannot be stressed enough how deplorable it is that the police were called regarding the presence of a Black person that was causing no harm to anyone around

 

Since 1978

 

The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

 

An Independent, Non-Hierarchical Feminist Labour Union

 

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    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

 

 

 

 

 

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