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  1. Audit Scotland release on Scotland's ferries

    18 October 2017

    Commenting on today's call from Audit Scotland for Transport Scotland to develop a long-term strategy to assure the solid future of Scotland's ferry services, TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said,

  2. General Secretary's letter from America

    17 October 2017

    I’m just back from the USA where I had the privilege to be the guest of our USA sister union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) from Thursday to Sunday. I want to thank President, James P. Hoffa and all the other people met in Washington DC met for their warmth and hospitality. We have been working with our colleagues in the IBT for several years assisting their organising efforts in companies like First and National Express (NE). IBT colleagues and I discussed ways of strengthening our collective responses to the challenges posed by multinational companies who sadly continue to increase their control of our public transport networks. Deregulation and privatisation are a global menace which can't be fought successfully in isolation. We need to coordinate our cross-border organising and campaigning efforts and learn from each other. That's why our international links are so important.

  3. TSSA welcomes Corbyn Co-op conference speech

    14 October 2017

    Welcoming Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn's speech to the Coopertaive Party Conference today, TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said,

  4. Transport funding shortfall in Scotland shows we need a People’s Railway

    13 October 2017

    Responding to news that Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf postponed his announcement for future rail funding after Tory Government at Westminster leaving railways in Scotland with an estimated shortfall of £600m, TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes said,

  5. TSSA respond to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf’s speech to SNP party conference

    10 October 2017

    SNP conference this year didn’t have any transport policies tabled but Transport Minister Humza Yousaf gave a keynote speech shared with Mhairi Black this morning (Tuesday 10th October).

  6. Strikes loom at Iarnród Éireann as TSSA send out ballot papers

    5 October 2017

    Ballot papers are being sent out today to all TSSA members in the Executive, Professional & Technical, Supervisory and Clerical Grades in Iarnród Éireann enabling them to vote on taking industrial action up to and including strike action.

  7. SNP silences ScotRail dissent in their own ranks at the SNP conference

    5 October 2017

    TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, says the SNP must announce they are taking back public control of Abellio ScotRail or face accusations that they are stifling debate and silencing internal opposition on public ownership of ScotRail.

  8. Gainshare and Staff Survey

    3 October 2017

    No Gainshare for hardworking TSSA members in ScotRail this year as Abellio admits to losing £2.6 million.

  9. Transport for Wales plans are premature

    29 September 2017

    Responding to proposals revealed today by Transport for Wales (TfW) about future organisation of the Welsh rail network, TSSA Organising Director, Lorraine Ward, said:

  10. TSSA call for Transport minister to intervene in Irish Rail pay talks

    28 September 2017

    TSSA are calling for Transport Minister Ross to intervene to prevent strike action after years of underfunding of rail in Ireland.

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