SFU teaching assistant union takes job action, delivers strike notice on convocation stage


The Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University recently indicated its intent to take job action after unsuccessful talks at the bargaining table. The Tyee states that a TSSU member gave the union’s strike notice directly to SFU President Joy Johnson while crossing the stage at convocation on Friday. A group of other members then reportedly blew a horn, unveiled a banner over the school’s concrete convocation mall, and chanted “strike now.” TSSU told The Tyee that it is seeking improvements such as increased pay and enrolment in the university pension plan for long-term members. SFU issued a statement on the strike notice, indicating that the university bargaining team had tabled the maximum allowable monetary package under the BC PSEC mandate.

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