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About TSSA

TSSA is an independent trade union for the transport and travel trade industries with members across the UK and Ireland

About us

We have thousands of members right across Britain and Ireland, working for the railways and associated companies, as well as ferries, bus services, transport authorities and the travel trade.

Our members are control centre staff, engineers, ticket office, gate staff and a wide range of operational and support roles right across our railways, buses and ferries. 

We are the only union to represent managers in many of these workplaces.

TSSA members work for Network Rail, Transport for London, HS2, Transport for Wales, Córas Iompair Éireann and a wide range of train and freight operators including LNER, ScotRail, C2C, Arriva, DB Cargo, Cal Mac and many more. Our travel trade members work in retail outlets and support roles across the country. 

"To me, union membership is a no brainer – it’s worth it for the free legal cover alone. The ability to have someone support you if you get into difficulties at work, represent you in pay talks, improve your terms and conditions and be a point of contact for advice. Through the union, you have real ability to impact your career and work."

Who we are

TSSA brings together transport professionals who are passionate about fair, safe and progressive workplaces. We have pioneered industry-leading bargaining standards in LGBT+ inclusivity and neurodiversity. Our officials and reps strive for the best outcomes for our members and we take our members' experiences and problems to the top of governments and industries where we organise. At TSSA, we get things done, we win for you at work and we go the extra mile. Travel with us for the best representation across transport and travel industries.

In this section

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Who we are

Find out about the TSSA's leadership team, including our Executive Committee, General Secretary and staff vacancies.

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What we do

Find out about TSSA's work on equality and diversity, politics, our policies, campaigns, industries and more.

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Our union

Find out about TSSA conference, elections, access our Rule Book, read about our history, our links and more.

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TSSA Helpdesk

0800 328 2673 United Kingdom

1800 805 272 Republic of Ireland

Helpdesk Enquiry Form

Member advice from our Helpdesk

If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.

We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.

Helpdesk opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday  |  09:00 - 16:00 Friday

Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.