Black and white photo showing group who were part of 2000 rail workers lobbying parliament against Transport Bill in 1981 (With TSSA 125 Logo)

TSSA 125

TSSA 125 – celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of TSSA in Sheffield in 2022

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of TSSA

Plans are now well advanced to celebrate the founding of the National Association of General Railway Clerks on 9 May 1897, which was renamed the Railway Clerks Association in 1899, and the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in 1951. The TSSA125 event on Monday 9 May 2022 will now take place at the Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel, Sheffield from 1100 until 1600. This event will be open to all members. Annual Conference arrangements The TSSA125 event will take place during Annual Conference, which will commence on Saturday 7 May 2022. It will convene again on Sunday 8 May 2022, and then adjourn until Tuesday 10 May 2022 when it will conclude its business. All delegates to the conference will be accommodated in the Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel for 3 nights from Saturday 7 May until Tuesday 10 May, enabling them to participate in the TSSA125 events on Monday 9 May. 

All TSSA members are invited! All members are invited to attend TSSA125 on 9 May, and TSSA is currently negotiating a special rate at hotels in Sheffield for those that wish to have overnight accommodation on Sunday 8 May or Monday 9 May. Further details will follow about the TSSA125 event and the special hotel rates.

Photo montage 

A photo montage of TSSA members is being created, which will be displayed at the TSSA125 event. All TSSA members are invited to submit a portrait photo of themselves which will then be incorporated into the photo montage. If you would like to participate in this, please send your photo by email to Steve Coe at


TSSA will be talking to members in every sector and right across the UK and Ireland to build a picture of our union today. We will video these conversations and turn them into a landmark film, which will be shown at our TSSA125 events which will mark our 125th anniversary.

To do this, we are seeking TSSA members that are willing to share their stories and experiences on camera. If you’d like to take part in this, you will need a phone or laptop with a camera, or a tablet device. You can visit our dedicated Videoask page where you will be walked through the process of how you record your contribution: 

To get the best results, please be aware of the following:

  • If you use your phone, you need to record with the phone in the horizontal rather than vertical position;
  • Please make sure your head and your shoulders are in the centre of your video when you record
  • Make sure you are in good light, and that the light source is in front or to the side of you, not behind you;
  • Keep your device as still as you can – if you are using a phone or tablet, prop it up rather than holding it. You will be asked five questions, and you will record your answer after each one. Don’t worry – there are no right or wrong answers, and if you don’t get it right the first time, you will be able to re-record your response.

If you have any queries about participating in this film, please contact Steve Coe by email:

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