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NRTS 2012, 27-29 September, Sheffield

11 April 2012

Are you a workplace leader? Do you have what it takes to be a workplace leader? If the answer to either question is 'yes', if you want to be in the forefront of defending the transport and travel industries against the cuts, and if you want to help shape a vision of a better tomorrow, then you are urged to apply to attend this year's NRTS 2012!

This year’s National Reps Training Seminar (NRTS 2012) is an opportunity to learn more about how you and other TSSA reps can work together using effective organising and campaigning to engage colleagues and other TSSA members in collective action that will win for you and for them.

You will also have the chance to find out more about how you can play your part in developing and building TSSA as an independent union, with a sound strategy for the future, not only for the union but for the industries and employers in which TSSA organises workers.

That is why NRTS 2012 is titled 'The Future of Travel and Transport'. No-one knows better than the TSSA members in Ireland the fact that austerity and cuts are not the answer to the current economic crisis. Yet the UK government is pursuing the same failed strategies which are hitting the business of travel trade and other employers hard. The McNulty Report and the UK government’s recent ‘Command Paper’ threaten massive job cuts in rail. Scotland’s government is proposing to go even further in their Rail Review. London’s Mayor threatens jobs and services in TfL and LUL.

NRTS 2012 will look at these challenges, and develop TSSA’s responses. It will be an opportunity for reps to discuss their problems and experiences with other TSSA reps, paid staff and external speakers.

Please note that both the dates and the venue for NRTS 2012 have changed from that publicised in the TSSA Education Programme for 2012, and will now be held from 1.30pm on Thursday 27 September until 12.30pm on Saturday 29 September at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield.

Please also note that applications MUST be received no later than Thursday 31 May 2012 – so apply as soon as possible! (Guidance for applicants)

NRTS 2012 will be preceded by the annual TSSA ULR Training Seminar, which will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, 26/27 September.

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