Info for Faculty

Dear Faculty,

As many of you know, the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) is currently in bargaining with the University Administration. As faculty members, you play an important role in the working and scholarly lives of our members. Issues of research productivity and graduate funding are intimately linked to TSSU’s efforts to build a better collective agreement. In addition, many of your teaching colleagues are now sessional instructors, who are represented by TSSU and are seeking to be able to earn some job security in recognition of teaching.

TSSU has created a faculty outreach committee to ensure faculty have the information they need about TSSU’s bargaining. The goal of this committee is to provide faculty a single place to get up-to-date information on the status of the TSSU’s job actions, how they will affect you and your class, and how you can support us in our struggles for a fair contract and better learning conditions.

We will be available over email at, by phone at 778.782.4735, and in person. We will also be regularly updating our website We are happy to come meet with you and your colleagues, to speak at departmental meetings, and provide any other information or resources you might require.We look forward to speaking to you soon.Sincerely

The Faculty Outreach Committee

Employer Proposals
Summary of the proposals by the University

Our Proposals
The proposals the TSSU has made to the Employer can be broken down into 6 categories:

  1. Equality for ELC instructors
  2. Improvements for TAs and TMs
  3. Job Security for Sessional instructors
  4. Improved working environment
  5. Wages

Other Info
How to support TSSU

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