The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU)

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

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GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP

MEETINGS

Wednesday September 23, 4:30-6:30pm

Tuesday October 27, 4:30-6:30pm

Thursday November 26 1:30-3:30pm

(Links for virtual meetings to be sent through email)

SPECIAL

GENERAL

MEMBERSHIP

MEETING

Thursday  October 1, 5-7pm

(Links for virtual meetings to be sent through email)

STEWARDS
MEETINGS

Tuesday September 15, 2:30-4:30pm

Wednesday October 14, 4:30-6:30pm

Thursday November 26, 1:30-3:30pm

(Links for virtual meetings to be sent through email)

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    In the Spotlight

    Health Benefits Info Session for TAs and TMs!

    September 16, 2020
    Hello wonderful members! The Centre for Educational Excellence just posted on the SFU website information for a Medical Benefit Session, “Representatives from SFU Human Resources, International Services for Students, and StudentCare will lead an information session on the various medical benefit plans available to teaching assistants and tutor-markers.” This is a great opportunity to ask questions regarding your health benefits as well as the International Student Health Fee (ISHF) invoices you may be receiving. Register in advance for this meeting in this link below: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkcOyqpz8vGt1SRDdhftpc9ECiHx-ImeJE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We will also give some of the info from this session in our GM at the same day at 4:30pm. Link for the

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    Log your hours website!

    July 14, 2020
    Identify overwork, avoid problems, and get fair pay for your time. More information at https://logyourhours.tssu.ca/ Video credit: Lea HoganMusic: Going Higher by Benjamin Tissot (Bensound)
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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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    SSJC Letter in Response to BC Government Announcement on Support for Renters During COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 31, 2020
    To Hon. Premier Horgan and Minister Robison, The Solidarity & Social Justice Committee of the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) stands in solidarity with working class and working poor renters across the province who are feeling the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic in acute and unique ways. We applaud the announcement on March 25 regarding the moratorium on evictions and rent increases. This eviction ban is especially important, as it ensures no one unable to pay rent on April 1 will lose their housing. However, we do not feel the $500 subsidy to be paid directly to landlords addresses this need in the systemic way that is required at this time. Furthermore, it does not speak to the high cost
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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,

 

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