TSSA is committed to managing, celebrating and promoting diversity. In the next 3-6 months we will develop our TSSA Equality Agenda, our action plan for equality. If you want to have your say, comlete the Equality in the Rail Industry survey (see below) or contact Nadine Rae, National Organiser on email@example.com .
Here's our February Equality Newsletter Equality News Feb 14
On February 17th, TSSA is launching our Equality in the Rail Industry survey. As part of the process to set an Equality Agenda, TSSA has commissioned some research into Equality in the Rail Industry. Read the attached invitation to complete the survey from TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes Equality Survey Letter from Manuel Cortes
With the equality agenda too often we try to address problems through individual grievances (the ‘fire-fighting’ approach), but even if their grievance (or even an Employment Tribunal case) is successful, it seldom leads to systemic change. In response to this, TSSA has begun to work with a series of well-respected academics from Queen Mary University of London and The University of the West of England, to develop a research project looking into equality issues in the rail industry. Whether it is gender pay inequality, employers failing to address homophobic and/or sexual harassment, a glass ceiling for ethnic minority staff, or failing to recruit, support and develop employees from diverse backgrounds, the researchers hope to identify a ‘baseline’ understanding of what the problems are, and then assist us to identify solutions that design out discrimination and reinforce equality.
Network Rail agreed to join our research
We approached Network Rail who agreed to be a partner with us on this initiative. The recent ‘Your Voice’ employee survey information will input into the conclusions of our research. Because of this, if you are a Network Rail employee, you do not need to complete the on-line survey.
The first step in the research is to survey our members and other rail workers on their experiences in the rail industry. Please complete the survey and help us fight for a better railway. If you are not a member of TSSA you can still complete the survey.
The TSSA Disability Working Group is a group for TSSA members who have disabilities as defined in the current version of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Organising black, Asian and minority ethnic TSSA members
futureTSSA is young members organising for young members around young members' issues and campaigns - it was formerly known as Future@.
Spectrum is the group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered TSSA members.
Women In Focus was established in 2000 in order to increase the involvement of our women members in TSSA, and to ensure that the TSSA genuinely reflects the diversity of its membership.
The TSSA Retired Members' Group exists to advance the interests of TSSA members who are now retired and choose to remain as members of the Association