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TSSA General Secretary message to all members

24 May 2017

The devastating attack on young concert goers in Manchester this week will have saddened every single TSSA member. Our condolences, thoughts, prayers, and best wishes are with the families who have lost their loved ones, with the injured victims and with all those affected by this callous attack.

It is a sombre time. Following the raising of the national security level to critical, TSSA members, particularly those working as BTP PCSOs, but also staff at railway and bus stations, play an ever more important role. Troops may now be deployed at stations to support our British Transport Police and Police colleagues.
I wanted to let you know how proud TSSA is of the work you all do in keeping the travelling public, travelling safely at this time.
Your resilience and steadfastness and professionalism offers reassurance to the public, wherever they find themselves travelling, during this critical period.
Your commitment to keeping Britain moving has also provided support to the Department for Transport, your employers and in Manchester especially, to all the Greater Manchester emergency services. You can all be very proud of your efforts and know your presence is making a difference. 
Just as you have passengers’ back, I want to offer you the reassurance that your union has your back and your well-being at this time is our priority. If you are troubled by the increase in security threat, please do not hesitate to contact your TSSA reps. Your union is here to help you through these difficult times.
Thank you for the work you are doing and, the work you will be called upon to do during this period to keep our transport industry safe. 
Our priority as your union is to ensure you all get home safely to your families at the end of each shift. 
With very best wishes,
In solidarity,


Manuel Cortes
General Secretary

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