Spring 2023 General Elections

The Teaching Support Staff Union (“TSSU”) is presently accepting nominations for the positions of Chief Steward-Organiser, Secretary-Treasurer, Ex-Officio, Trustee II, and GSS Representative(s)

Descriptions of the positions are below; please read these descriptions carefully. 

Nominations shall close at the February 2023 GM Meeting (TBD). All positions are open to any member in good standing. All candidates must submit this completed nomination form to Trustee I by email (trustee@tssu.ca). Candidates must submit a brief candidate’s statement by no later than 1 week following closing of nominations.

Chief Steward-Organizer 

Chief Steward-Organizer is an amalgamated position being implemented for the Spring 2023 election cycle that will replace the Chief Steward II and Organizer I positions and encompass their duties as outlined in Bylaws E.2.7 and E.2.9. Thus, the elected officer who holds this position will be responsible for 25 hours of work per week and the division of these hours will depend on necessary tasks determined jointly by the Chief Steward I, Organizer II, and Chief Steward-Organizer.


The Secretary-Treasurer elected during the Spring 2023 election cycle will only be responsible for the financial duties from Bylaw E.2.2 and no secretarial duties. The elected officer who holds this position will be responsible for 10 hours of work per week. 


No changes have been made to the Ex-Officio position. Please refer to Bylaw E.2.4 for details. Please note Bylaw E.1.2 states “The Ex-Officio Officer will have served on the Executive any time during the previous twelve (12) months.”

Trustee II

Trustee II responsibilities remain the same as outlined in Bylaw E.2.3 and remains an SEO position. However, the Trustee II position is a stipend position for this Spring 2023 election cycle and will be compensated with $250 per month instead of through the usual wages. This change also affects the Trustee I position. 

GSS Representative

Please see Policy S.3 for description.

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