|Greetings from the TA Union office!
I am writing to let you know about three items for the start of the year:
1. Orientation Meetings for new TAs and Markers:
We are hosting two orientations for new Teaching Assistants and Markers from all departments. Since we will not have contact information for our new members until October, would you please advertise these meetings to your TAs and Markers? Here are the details:
Wednesday, September 5, 12:15, in the GSS Loft
Thursday, September 13, 5:00, in the GSS Loft
One of the key sources of information at our orientation meetings is our Quick Guide to the Collective Agreement, which is on our web site: Quick Guide to the Collective Agreement
2. Allocation of Hours Form
According to Article 12.02 of our Collective Agreement with UBC, an Allocation of Hours Form must be filled out for every TA and Marker. This form (or an equivalent one of your own design) can be used for this purpose. If this link does not work for you, please email me and I will resend it as an attachment.
3. Dues Deduction Forms
Just a friendly reminder that our office no longer needs to receive the signed dues deduction forms that newly hired TAs fill out. These forms can be kept on file in your department.
Wishing you a great Labour Day weekend and a smooth start to the fall term,