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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!


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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
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78 Glenda C. Aug 10, 2015
77 Sara S. Aug 05, 2015
75 Matthea W. Jul 25, 2015

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