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TOC industrial action ballot 2023

Information about the re-ballots in train operating companies


TSSA is balloting thousands of members across 13 train operating companies for strike action and action short of strike in the ongoing national rail dispute. 

We are fighting for:

  • Pay
  • Job security
  • Terms and conditions
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Companies involved

Members are being balloted in the following companies:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • Cross Country 
  • C2C 
  • East Midlands Railway 
  • Greater Anglia 
  • Great Western Railway  
  • GTR
  • LNER 
  • Northern 
  • Southeastern Railway 
  • South Western Railway
  • TransPennine Express 
  • West Midlands Trains 

(TSSA settled with Network Rail in December 2022)


Avanti West Coast:

Ballot opens: 23 January 2023

Ballot closes: 17 February 2023

All other TOCs (the 12 listed above)

Ballot opens:  1 February 2023

Ballot closes: 28 February 2023

Ballot papers are posted out first-class post via Royal Mail and should arrive within three days of posting. Please allow at least three days when returning your ballot papers by post – send it straight away to ensure it is received and counted.

Re-send ballot paper

If you haven’t received your ballot paper by 5 February please let us know so we can get a new one sent out to you. Email membership@tssa.org.uk

Wrong address

If you have moved home or need to update your address with us, please email membership@tssa.org.uk

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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.

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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.