Our Rep's story: Carol-Anne
I became a TSSA member after joining Caledonian MacBrayne as I have always been a union member. I was in Unison while working for my Local Authority so it was only natural to join TSSA. I am a firm believer that we are stronger together with the common goal of making life better, fairer, more inclusive and equal. I have found these standards to be very prevalent within TSSA. I believe it is everyone's responsibility to stand up and be counted and fight against injustice. Being part of TSSA whether as a Member or a Rep allows us to do this.
I became a TSSA Representative when I was called to attend a sickness absence meeting. I was accompanied by my Organiser Liz to discuss my case and we got talking about my job and the office I worked in. Liz asked if I would consider becoming a Rep as I was already questioning things the way a Rep would, so why not do it with the backing of TSSA.
Since becoming a Rep, I have had training which gave me the knowledge and confidence to perform my role and duties as a TSSA Rep. Not least of all I attended the Neurodiversity course which was an incredible learning curve and Adele who takes the course was amazing. All the TSSA Officers I have had the pleasure and privilege to meet, speak to or be guided by are the best and always there to help.
If anyone is hesitant in becoming a TSSA Member, just join. It’s peace of mind and good to feel part of a team who always have your back and you theirs.
Being a TSSA Rep, is so worthwhile. Think what you have to give back to your colleagues and friends within your workplace. In times of need you will be able to help or at lease know something about what is right and wrong. There’s a huge TSSA network out there to help whenever you need it.
Become a TSSA workplace rep
Our workplace reps occupy the most important role in our union. As a workplace rep you are a key link in the chain of communication between TSSA and its members, and between your colleagues and their employer.
Member advice from our Helpdesk
If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.
We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.
Helpdesk opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday | 09:00 - 16:00 Friday
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