Wages

Note: the positions described below are TSSU’s opening positions in bargaining from June 2014. We did not have a substantive response on these positions until Jon Driver joined the bargaining process in September 2015. Since that time, these positions have been adjusted as part of the normal bargaining process of moving towards settlement. Due to the fluid nature of bargaining not all of these moves may be reflected below. For the most up to date information email tssu@tssu.ca.

Because SFU Administration has stalled the bargaining process, TSSU has not tabled a comprehensive opening monetary position yet. However, our June 2014 package outlined a reasonable wage increase and a cost of living increase. Our members live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, yet our wages are far below those in many other parts of the country. Our members need their remuneration to keep up with the costs they face every day, which includes tuition for those who are student workers.

Estimated cost of living increases for graduate students and the Canadian CPI. The graduate student CPI is based on a basket of goods of 20% on food, 40% on shelter, 25% on tuition on 15% on miscellaneous items.

Estimated cost of living increases for graduate students and the Canadian CPI. The graduate student CPI is based on a basket of goods of 20% on food, 40% on shelter, 25% on tuition on 15% on miscellaneous items.

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