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TSSA conference abandoned

02 June 2009
The recent TSSA rail workers’ union conference in Torquay was overshadowed by a debate about 17 branches having their delegate credentials removed by the union’s general secretary Gerry Doherty.

Network rail rejects action

17 March 2009
The result of the TSSA union’s ballot of its 7,000 members at Network Rail to defend the Railway Pension Scheme was disappointing.

Ticket office staff strike over holidays

03 March 2009
Over 130 ticket office staff at the c2c train operator in the RMT and TSSA rail unions struck on Monday of this week over holidays.

Eurostar workers vote for strikes

02 December 2008
Train managers in the RMT and TSSA transport unions at Eurostar have voted overwhelmingly to strike after the company imposed new rosters. This breaches an agreement that requires new shift patterns to be negotiated and approved by union reps.

Industrial action on Arriva trains

02 September 2008
The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said 27 of its members at Arriva Trains Wales would start a work-to-rule from Thursday of this week.

Network Rail strike set to go ahead

24 June 2008
Around 330 station staff in the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions are set to strike for 24 hours from Thursday of this week over compulsory redundancies at Network Rail.

TSSA conference report

20 May 2008
The conference of the TSSA rail workers’ union last week debated the union’s relationship with Labour, and in particular Gordon Brown.

Strike threat wins concessions for Underground workers

08 April 2008
The RMT and TSSA unions on London Underground called off a three day strike planned from Sunday to Wednesday of this week after winning significant concessions on safety and staffing from management.

Strike called on London Underground

28 March 2008
The RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions have called three days of action on London Underground that will bring the tube system to a juddering halt. The strike over safety and staffing issues will begin at 6.30pm on Sunday 6 April and run to 6.30pm on Wednesday 9 April.

Bosses' hard line in London Underground talks

11 March 2008
London Underground management is taking a hard line in talks with the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions over a number of issues.

Talks in London Underground dispute

04 March 2008
Talks were taking place as Socialist Worker went to press between the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions, and London Underground managers over issues arising from the current dispute on the tube.

Tube workers ballot for strike over Metronet jobs and conditons

14 August 2007
Over 2,600 members of the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions are currently balloting for strike action over threats to jobs and conditions at the failed Metronet consortium on London Underground.

TSSA to ballot for action in Network Rail

25 July 2007
Managers in the TSSA union at Network Rail have overwhelmingly supported a call to ballot of industrial action, following a 4.8 percent pay offer – 0.55 percent less than colleagues.

TSSA conference demands defence of pensions

22 May 2007
The TSSA rail workers’ conference took place in Southport last week. It came immediately after the first report of the Pensions Commission – a body set up by the rail unions and employers to review the current pension scheme.

Bus workers

26 August 2006
First Centre West buses Members of the TSSA transport union working at First Centre West buses in west London planned a 48-hour strike from noon on Sunday.

Rail workers' round-up

10 June 2006
Pensions campaign Workers in the RMT and TSSA rail unions were discussing the next stage of their pensions campaign this week after a ballot result, due as Socialist Worker went to press.

Railworkers pension ballot makes management move

23 May 2006
Tens of thousands of rail workers in the RMT and TSSA unions are balloting for strike action over pensions.

TSSA conference

23 May 2006
The TSSA rail workers’ union conference took place last week as strike ballot papers were about to go out to all TSSA and RMT members on the railways over pensions.


24 May 2003
THE STRENGTHS and weaknesses of the Transport Salaried Staff Associations (TSSA) were highlighted at this year's annual conference. TSSA has historically relied on the militancy of the RMT to win pay claims in the past.


16 November 2002
End silence on new apartheid ALONG WITH five other members of my trade union, the rail workers' TSSA, I have just returned from a fact-finding visit to the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip. We witnessed a frightening expansion of settlements and "Jewish only" roads linking these settlements.

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