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Fair and Square at Manchester Square One, 22-26 June

3 June 2015

TSSA will be in residence at Network Rail’s north-western HQ – Manchester Square One – for a whole week in June. Based around the theme of Equality, the Association will be delivering a series of events open to members and non-members alike; these events will take place both at lunchtime and at the end of the working day and focus on issues of relevance to the wide range of employees at this flagship workplace.


In addition to the programmed events there will be a TSSA stall in the 3rd floor cafe area from 1000-1430 each day and a chance to book a confidential 1:1 with a TSSA organiser or rep.

The Events

‘Lunch & Learn’
An informative session taking place at 1200 each day – feel free to bring your lunch along!

Mon 22 Jun: Neurodiversity 
TSSA Equality Rep David Muncaster leads the discussion on this wide-ranging and relevant topic which will touch on disorders such as dyslexia and how employees can seek assistance.

Tue 23 Jun: ‘Your Pay – Bands 1-4’ 
Senior TSSA Rep Jacqui Hall talks about the new 1-4 pay structure and the forthcoming TSSA referendum.

Wed 24 Jun: Equality, Disability and Performance Reviews
TSSA Organiser Adele Potten-Price presents this informative event which could have a wide-reaching relevance within Network Rail.

Thu 25 Jun: Stress   
TSSA Legal Advisor Val Stansfield hosts this knowledge lunch on stress in the workplace and how it can be addressed.

Fri 26 Jun:  Pensions
Rob Jenks, TSSA Policy Officer, reprises – by popular demand – his talk from earlier this year on this important subject.


‘Tea with TSSA’

A second daily chance to engage with TSSA staff and others about the issues of the day and other subjects relevant to all Network Rail employees. Runs Mon-Thu at 1530hrs.

Mon 22 Jun: TSSA & Network Rail – Past, Present and Future
TSSA Organising Director, Steve Coe, presents this discussion and overview of the relationship between the two organisations and what the future holds.

Tue 23 Jun: Challenging Bullying in the Workplace
Ricky Jones, TSSA Organiser, hosts this interactive demonstration on what to do if you are subjected to this behaviour.

Wed 24 Jun: 100 Years of Disability
Adele Potten-Price expands on her Lunch & Learn discussion and continues on the theme of disability to present this short but relevant history.

Thu 25 Jun: TSSA Reps in the Workplace
Who are reps? What do they do? Who do they represent? Would you be a good rep?  TSSA Network Rail Organiser Matt Barrow answers these questions and many more today.


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