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Better Rail Conference – join us on 29 November

6 November 2012

To end action packed year with a bang, TSSA are holding a Better Rail Conference on 29 November 2012 in London.

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Hot on the heels of the launch of the ‘Year of Horror 2013’, representatives from TOCs, Network Rail, infrastructure companies, BTP and our freight operating companies will be invited to attend the first ever Better Rail Conference to deliberate on key issues and develop strategies in our fight for a better railway.

Industry Standards

When we launched the Better Rail campaign at TSSA conference in May 2012, we started our consultation with members on what they felt should be part of TSSA’s vision for rail. So we have been asking members what they think will make a better railway. This will help us form a standard for the industry – standards for workplace terms and conditions that all our rail members can bargain towards in 2013 and beyond. If you have a job in rail, what future should that provide you and your family? Our industry standards will be a top agenda item at this year’s Better Rail Conference. Make sure your company is represented: contact Nadine Rae on raen@tssa.org.uk for more information.

Better Rail Workplace Survey

We want to know what those in your workplace think will make a better railway.

This month we launch the Better Rail Workplace Survey across all our rail membership – Network Rail, TOCs, BTP, etc. Over the next few months our activists and leaders will be asking members what their top issues are and what they think will make a better railway. The answers will help us identify the issues we need to focus on to organise and build strength in our workplaces. It will also help build our vision of Better Rail.
We need the help of all our leaders and activists – will you help out?


In the next four months we want workplace leaders and activists to conduct the Better Rail survey in their workplace.

Here’s a quick guide on how to conduct your workplace survey:

  • Aim to do the survey over the course of four weeks. Choose your four week period sometime between November 2012 and February 2013.
  • Request a survey pack online at www.tssa.org.uk/pledge
  • Identify a group of contacts who can help you gather your surveys. Use your survey pack to plan together how you will get it done.
  • Approach people to complete the surveys. Ask them to return them to your contacts.
  • Post the completed forms in together, using the envelopes in your Survey Packs.

The surveys will be collated centrally and the results will be reported to you locally and also to the TOC National Council. That way we can identify common issues but also support your organising at the local level.

Pledge to do the survey today: www.tssa.org.uk/pledge
For more information contact Nadine Rae on raen@tssa.org.uk

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