RAs are voting members of TSSU! This means RAs can vote in TSSU elections, on tentative collective agreements, in any strike vote, and at all General Membership Meetings.
Just as important, RAs can join all TSSU committees including:
- Internal Relations
- Member Mobilization
- Solidarity and Social Justice
- Joint Health and Safety (with SFU admin)
Advocacy, OH&S Rights
Workplace problems can be hard to navigate, be they health and safety concerns or trouble with a supervisor. As members of the TSSU, RAs can draw on the expertise of a team who knows the ins-and-outs of SFU and your rights as a worker.
From a sounding board, to sitting in on a meeting with you, to formal grievance proceedings, TSSU stewards, anti-harassment committee members, occupational health and safety experts are here to help you — on your terms.
You can contact our advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
At the 20 November 2019 General Membership Meeting, RAs were welcomed into the TSSU and granted equal access to the Childcare Fund.
All TSSU members who have children under the age of 13, or those with children up to the age of 18 requiring additional care due to a physical or developmental disability, are eligible to apply. No receipts are required, just children.
The application only takes a few minutes and does not involve a means test or disclosure of any financial information. Applications open at the start of each semester and close at the end of week three of the semester.
Please visit https://www.tssu.ca/childcare/ for more information.
The Childcare Fund has been underfunded by the SFU administration for years. We are fighting hard to increase it to a level that will help TSSU members in a tangible way.