As members of a union, we gain the collective power to put pressure on the university and support you. The links we bring together as individual members create an extensive support network. You use the work experience, life experience and knowledge of a large group of people you would not otherwise have access to. A group of people with a common message to go to university, to the government and the public, to engage you politically (from employment issues to funding issues of departments). The final outcome of the arbitration of an 18-month labour dispute was obtained by the TSSU on April 21, 2016 with the employer Simon Fraser University, this new collective agreement is in effect until April 30, 2019. While every effort is made to ensure consistency and accuracy of the documents presented here, readers should remember that these are not official documents. Pages may differ from the official version of the collective agreement. To view the collective agreement in PDF format, you must use Acrobat Reader. If you don`t have Acrobat Reader, please download it by clicking here. If you are an assistant instructor (TA), Tutor Marker (TM), Research Assistant (RA), Sessional Instructor, Graduate Facilitator in the Student Learning Commons or English Language and Culture Instructor or An interpreter for interpretation and translation programs, you are protected by the SFU-Teaching Support Staff Union Collective Agreement (CA). This legally binding agreement gives you a wide range of rights and helps them implement them. If you need help navigating your rights within the certification body, you can contact the TSSU at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 778-782-4735. The massive increases in education and the recent return of MSP premiums show how Simon Fraser sees international students as a source of funding.
International students are profitable for university, but also for single use – they could return to their country of origin, by choice or by force. they cannot participate as much in the local university community as national students; And perhaps most likely, they might just run out of money. The bargaining power of a trade union allows it to work to better protect international students in different contexts and, if necessary, to mobilize in solidarity a whole range of workers. In the past, access to collective bargaining has increased the wages and benefits of trade unionists. Currently, many of us work as second, third or even fourth jobs to cover our expenses; each additional position reduces its time at the SFU and its ability to stay in touch with the search. Not only does this have dramatic consequences on our lives, but it also affects the quality of research.