The members of the Teaching Support Staff Union perform a critical teaching function at Simon Fraser University. Their labour is essential to maintaining the tutorial and hands-on teaching model that has been a defining feature of an SFU education since this radical university was built in 1965.
We support the TSSU in addressing their core issues:
- Seniority for experienced Sessional Instructors
- Access to SFU’s standard benefit package for Continuing Language Instructors in the ELC/ITP program
- Protection from overwork/underpay for TA/TMs and improved access to TA/TM work for graduate students
- A fix to the childcare bursary to get money into the hands of parents
- Compliance with BC law, such as Health and Safety and payment of wages
We demand that SFU’s senior administration bargain fairly with TSSU’s members. It is unacceptable that a supposedly “engaged University” refuses to even have a conversation at the bargaining table. I support the TSSU in attaining a fair collective agreement that addresses the changing needs of the teaching staff at SFU. We implore the employer to do the following:
A) remove all of the Employer demands on the table with regard to the ELC/ITP Instructors.
B) add a member of the Senior Administration to your committee with the authority to conclude an agreement at the table.
C) add another employer representative to your committee who has taught in the last three years.
D) commit to more time at the bargaining table, with concurrent sessions, and no pre-set adjournment times.
SFU: Bargain a fair deal with TSSU now!Read or edit the petition
|99||Samantha R.||Stop stalling! If you money for constant cosmetic construction on campus than the money is available to meet the LOWEST requirements of what you SHOULD be providing to the people who put their time and dedication into educating the students who go here.||Oct 28, 2015|
|98||Veronika S.||Oct 26, 2015|
|97||Owen S.||Oct 22, 2015|
|96||Ava O.||Oct 21, 2015|
|95||Tira P.||Oct 20, 2015|
|94||Rebecca D.||Oct 20, 2015|
|93||Alexandra T.||Oct 19, 2015|
|92||Akash S.||Oct 16, 2015|
|91||Rebeca S.||Oct 14, 2015|
|90||Tamara C.||CUPE member in solidarity with TSSU!||Oct 13, 2015|
|89||Sonya S.||Oct 13, 2015|
|88||Zoe T.||Oct 12, 2015|
|87||Farshid B.||Oct 10, 2015|
|86||Ziyin Z.||Sep 22, 2015|
|85||Marina M.||Sep 20, 2015|
|84||Tony N.||Sep 19, 2015|
|83||Balbina O.||BC HEU Young Workers in solidarity with TSSU!!!||Sep 17, 2015|
|82||Maxine M.||Sep 03, 2015|
|81||Steven t.||bargain a fair deal with tssu now!||Aug 28, 2015|
|80||Mina A.||Aug 27, 2015|
|79||Reyna Joyce V.||Aug 18, 2015|
|78||Glenda C.||Aug 10, 2015|
|77||Sara S.||Aug 05, 2015|
|76||Sevil B.||SFU BARGAIN A FAIR DEAL WITH TSSU NOW!||Aug 05, 2015|
|75||Matthea W.||Jul 25, 2015|