Information about the rail industry Special Voluntary Severance Scheme introduced in 2021.
TSSA in West Midlands Trains
West Midlands Trains (WMT) is owned by Abellio (Nederlandse Spoorwegen, NS – Dutch State Railways). They operate passenger train services, stations and train maintenance depots. It has a network radiating from the West Midlands where it is branded as West Midlands Railway. It also operates services between London Euston, Northampton, Birmingham, Crewe and Liverpool under the London Northwestern Railway branding.
TSSA is the only union with collective bargaining rights for managers. It also has collective bargaining rights for clerical and station staff, and some depot staff.
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
Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.