July 27, 2023
Once again, RAs have come together to organize to cement their rights as workers and members of TSSU by signing union cards.
There is no more time to put off signing an RA union card. We are approaching the end of the card-signing campaign and need as many RAs as possible to sign a card! You can now sign online.
Signing a card is how we tell SFU we want to collectively bargain for a fair contract, better working conditions, and benefits. It’s been almost 4 years since RAs at SFU unionized and joined TSSU, but the employer has consistently stalled negotiations, union busted, and refused to recognize all RAs as workers deserving of a union and contract. Sign a card to help finally put this issue to bed. RA contract NOW!
If you are a research assistant getting paid this summer through payroll (including if you are paid as scholarship, stipend, or top-up), then you are eligible to sign a card. Check out our “Are you an RA?” page to find out more about your eligibility.
If you still need to sign a card, or if you are unsure about whether or not you are eligible to do so, then you can set up a meeting with one of our organizers at any campus by reaching out to RAcontractnow@tssu.ca. Additionally, you can stop by TSSU’s office in AQ 5129 from Monday to Friday 10 AM – 5 PM to sign a card or find out more. Don’t hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or want to get involved!