TSSU Strike Vote Information
The Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU), which represents teaching assistants, sessional instructors and others, has just completed a strike vote, placing the union in a legal position to strike or take other job action. Under BC law, the union must give 72 hours notice of intent to strike, so it is not likely any workplace disruption would occur without out ability to inform you, but members should be aware that although bargaining between the TSSU and the administration continues, the process has been difficult and job action is a possibility.
Should the TSSU elect to establish picket lines, all SFUFA members have the right, as a matter of conscience, to decide whether or not to cross those pickets. A guide to faculty rights and responsibilities in the event of job action is available on the SFUFA website, and we would encourage you familiarize yourself with it. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.
SFUFA’s information for members is available here.