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  1. "All bets are off" if passenger levels become crowded and dangerous

    11 May 2020

    On a call with Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris today, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes warned that if public transport passenger numbers increase to dangerous levels then "all bets are off".

  2. Mixed messaging is dangerous - we won't allow our members to be Covid-19 cannon fodder

    10 May 2020

    Commenting on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of some limited easing of lockdown measures, transport union TSSA has warned that mixed messages are "disappointing and frankly dangerous". With no additional transport services due to run this week, TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes warned: "I am calling on rail bosses to close down services and/or stations if physical distancing of at least two metres can't be maintained."

  3. Major rail health and safety agreement struck

    8 May 2020

    Our union along with sister unions and the rail industry, has struck a wide-ranging agreement on a set of principles for social distancing on our railways. These principles will be used to guide arrangements for changes or increases to services with the aim of reducing the spread of coronavirus.

  4. TSSA slams South Western Railway for flouting stay at home guidance

    7 May 2020

    Rail union TSSA has slammed South Western Railway (SWR) for forcing staff to come into offices when their work could be performed from home. The company's actions are in clear contradiction to government guidance to stay home and for everyone who can work from home to do so.

  5. Rail Unions: This is not the time to run more trains

    4 May 2020

    Britain's three rail unions - ASLEF, RMT and TSSA - have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, Mark Drakeford, the First Minister of Wales, and Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, saying this is not the time to lift the lockdown and run more trains.

  6. Scotrail Coronavirus Update - Physical Distancing & Use of Surgical Masks

    1 May 2020

    TSSA has issued this guidance in response to the statement from Alex White, ScotRail's Chief Operating Officer.

  7. TSSA takes Matheson to task over Rail Recovery Taskforce

    29 April 2020

    TSSA today (Wednesday) wrote to Michael Matheson seeking urgent clarification over the role of the Rail Recovery Taskforce which the Transport Secretary announced this week.

  8. Learn the lessons of lockdown loosening and don't be premature, says TSSA

    28 April 2020

    Following today's news that the infection rate has risen in Germany after a loosening of lockdown restrictions, the TSSA transport union is urging the UK government to take heed and not lift restrictions prematurely. "Learn their lessons, put public health first and don’t lift the restrictions too soon" said TSSA leader Manuel Cortes.

  9. TSSA calls on Scotland and Wales to avoid premature reopening of transport

    28 April 2020

    TSSA is today calling on leaders in Scotland and Wales not to irresponsibly rush a premature ramping up of transport services.

  10. Increasing rail services now is "impractical and unsafe" says TSSA

    27 April 2020

    Last week the TSSA union exposed industry plans to restore 80 - 90% of rail services by 18th May. Despite this being denied by First Minister, Dominic Raab, Network Rail have begun to consider how to return most staff to workplaces (including office locations) and run a 'Saturday+' timetable.

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