The Solidarity and Social Justice Committee (SSJC) of the Teaching Support Staff Union condemns the violent arrests of the Gidimt’en land defenders and supporters, the destruction of Indigenous land known as the Cas Yikh by Coastal GasLink, and the violent actions of the RCMP. We further support the call for a peaceful evacuation of Coastal GasLink workers. On September 22, 2021, the RCMP and Coastal GasLink destroyed the Ts’elkay Kwe Ceek archeological site, and RCMP officers were violent and torturous toward Gidimt’en land defenders and their supporters to enforce the destruction. Additionally, on November 18th, 2021 heavily armed RCMP officers were sent to Cas Yikh land to enforce a supreme court injunction and arrest Wet’suwet’en land defenders and supporters. Among
Yes, these are the Fall 2021 statements! ——————————————————– Trustee I Position (1 Candidate) Maria Cristina Albuquerque Hi everyone, My name is Maria Cristina and I am an international grad student about to finish my Master’s in Education. I am from Brazil, and as an international student I would love to keep representing international students on the Executive Committee. For the last year, I have been the TSSU Trustee I and you have probably seen me presenting *very exciting* by-law changes (thanks for listening I know it is not that exciting). Since I am more familiar with the Trustees duties, I am running again for the position of Trustee I. As the Trustee I, I have worked on the Internal Relations
In November 2019, over 900 Research Assistants and Grant Employees (RAs) demanded and won the right to unionize with TSSU. RAs have waited for 671 days and counting as SFU Administration has refused again and again to honour the unionization they agreed to. At the bargaining table, we’ve seen SFU act in bad faith by going back on their word and continue to delay and interfere. Their delays mean RAs are without critical protections and benefits while we still toil away to produce the research that builds SFU’s reputation. RAs need your help! Tell SFU Administration: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! We need to tell them loud and clear what RAs need: inclusion of all RAs in the Union, as was agreed in
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
TA/TM Day is SFU’s most comprehensive orientation event for both new and veteran teaching assistants and tutor-markers. Meet your peers and get information and advice from experienced TAs and other members of SFU’s academic community. You will gain knowledge, skills and confidence for your teaching support roles. All workshops for the Fall 2021 TA/TM Day will be offered virtually on Zoom. You can find out full details on the SFU website. Register here to access the opening plenary session, the TSSU lunch event, the medical benefits information session, and sessions 1.1, 2.1, 3.1 and 4.1.
Having a hard time focusing on your work alone at home? Come work with other RAs virtually! We are hosting a weekly “RA & Play ♫” for members to come together and work on their projects on Zoom. These sessions will take place every Wednesday between 10am-4pm! You don’t have to attend the entire time. Just pop in when you want to feel connected with people while you work! You can register for this week’s session here