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We're fighting for a better railway


Please keep checking our website for updates on London Underground actions this April and May

April 26th –  Join TSSA at the Silk Mill May Day celebrations in Derby, marking the 180th anniversary of the strikes of 1833. Starts 11am (Silk Mill is in Derby Town Centre)

May 1st  – May Day celebrations in London, Assemble in Clerkenwell Green EC1 12 Noon (nearest Tube is Farringdon), this year the March is honouring trade unionists Tony Benn and Bob Crow

If you have an action or activity that you would like included in our action newsletter and calendar, please contact Nadine Rae, National Organiser

Anyone can get active in Better Rail

We need to keep the pressure up to keep East Coast under public ownership, fight station staff cuts and fare increases to make sure rail is affordable and accessible to all. You and your workmates can help.

Pledge your action at If you want to get involved in an action, contact Nadine Rae, National Organiser

What can your workplace/Branch do to help? Take 3 easy steps

1. Decide what you want to do as an action

2. Choose a week to do your action

3. Tell us so we can send you an action pack and determine how we can support you to be successful in your action.

Better Rail Workplace Posters

Better Rail sign web image Were fighting  No Workplace Noticeboard is complete without a Better Rail poster! If you need more, download from the following options:

  Better Rail Poster Fighting for Better Railway  Better Rail Poster Cutting Staff  Better Rail Poster Standing Up  Better Rail Poster Concerned Passenger  Better Rail Poster Logo Red  Better Rail Poster Logo White  Better Rail Poster Blank

If you have an idea for a Better Rail poster slogan, email Nadine on


Get active in our fight for a better railway!

The union is as strong as its members are willing to get active - that means we need you! Your TOC National Council have put together a range of campaign activities so that everyone can get involved in the fight for a better railway.

There are many ways you can get involved in our campaign. Here are a few of the campaign activities you can get active in now:

  • Come to a TSSA training
  • Ask your workmates to come to a TSSA meeting
  • Sign up to Keep East Coast public on
  • Tweet your thoughts on fare increases to #farefail
  • Form a Local Action Group, a team of your workmates, friends, family, who want to get active in our campaign activities
  • Meet with your local MP and councillors
  • Write to your local newspaper
  • Hold a community meeting to discuss transport issues in your local area

If you want to get involved but are not sure how or need some support, contact for more details.


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What will make a better railway...

- A Quality Public Service that is publically owned and accountable with better stations, quality infrastructure and is integrated with other means of transport

- Better jobs, decent work, career opportunities

- A highly skilled workforce

- Safe to work, safe to travel

- Community has a voice and can shape the system

- Fares that are affordable and a railway that is cost effective – value for money

- Technology that improves the travel experience but is not an alternative to decent work or a quality public service

- Environmentally friendly transport

Tell us what you think will make a better railway:

Log your workplace issues

Many of the issues you face are the same as with other TOCs. Let us know directly what you think your top issues are. Log your issues online at: