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Being a TSSA Staff Rep

As a workplace rep you have a vital contribution to make to your union. This section of the website outlines the key areas you will be involved in and provides supporting materials to help you in your role as a TSSA workplace representative.

Our commitment to TSSA reps

TSSA wants to ensure that workplace reps have the skills and confidence they need to do their job and to enjoy it! To this end, we provide a professional training programme covering everything from recruitment to collective bargaining. Information and advice from our expert staff is at hand when needed, and reference materials are always available. These include our monthly bulletins which cover employment legislation, health and safety, and other workplace issues.

Reps’ commitment to TSSA

What we expect from workplace reps is enthusiasm, commitment, and an interest in achieving real change at work. Workplace reps are, for most members, the first and main point of contact with TSSA. As such, we ask reps to present the professional face of our union and behave appropriately. We will provide reps with the necessary training for their role as a rep. In return we ask that reps attend the training and use it in their workplace.

Lastly, we expect reps to uphold TSSA’s commitment to equal opportunities and diversity and to represent all of their members’ interests, to the best of their ability. Sometimes this will be a difficult task, but TSSA will be there to support its workplace reps all the way.

If you need further information on anything, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Senior/Regional Organiser, the Helpdesk or another TSSA contact.

Promotional material request form

Promotional materials aim to provide reps and activists with the resources to build and promote the identity of TSSA.

Please return your form to - TSSA, 10 Pride Park Drive, Pride Park, Derby. DE24 8BX or email

  Promo request form