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What we do

There is power in a factory, power in the land, Power in the hand of the worker. But it all amounts to nothing If together we don't stand. There is power in a Union.

Standing up

As a trade union, we give workers a voice. We do that at every level from workplace to boardroom to parliaments and the corridors of power wherever they exist.

Members are the lifeblood of our union, thanks to our organising approach. Day in, day out, they give up their time and energy to support their colleagues at work and build TSSA’s grass roots. And our staff and officials are there every step of the way to guide, support and represent transport and travel workers, negotiating and bargaining for better pay and working conditions and seeking improvements for our members' lives.

From providing submissions to policy consultations, to lobbying politicians and attending conferences and events, we take our messages wherever we need to get them heard.

In this section

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TSSA campaigns on issues that affect our members both in the workplace and in their everyday lives.

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TSSA works to put the expertise and experience of our members in front of politicians and policymakers.

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See what the TSSA has to say in the policy submissions we make to consultations and other areas of work.

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Representing members

We represent members at individual, company, national and even international level. Find out more here.

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Negotiating & bargaining

As a trade union, we are experts in negotiating and bargaining for better terms and conditions for our members.

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Personal Injury

TSSA members can access our FREE personal injury service. You will keep 100% of any compensation. Speak to lawyers with expertise in catastrophic injury, spinal injuries, workplace accidents, slips and trips, and road traffic accidents.

Legal services

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.