TUPE regulations protect an employee's terms and conditions if their employer is taken over.

What is TUPE?

TUPE is a complicated, but important, piece of law which protects employees when the company they work for is taken over. TUPE is an acronym that stands for ’Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981’. TUPE transfers have been commonplace across the railways and other transport and travel industries so it's something that TSSA has detailed knowledge of. 

If you find yourself in a TUPE transfer situation, please contact your rep or the TSSA Helpdesk to seek advice and representation to protect your contractual rights.

The briefs below give an outline of key elements of TUPE legislation.

TUPE guides

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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.

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