Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA)

TSSA General Secretary calls for focus on rail skills ahead of conference

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes , has called for technological advances in the railways to have humans at the centre of transition as the union prepares for the Future of Rail conference in London.

HS2 and TUC sign framework agreement boosting skills and apprenticeships

HS2 Ltd and the TUC have agreed a framework to maximise the economic and labour benefits of the UK’s new north-south high speed rail line. The agreement demonstrates a commitment from HS2 Ltd to work together with the trade union movement to lead a safe, diverse and inclusive workforce with a strong voice. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) and many...

All aboard the Exeter learning bus

Exeter St David's Railway Station hosted the First Group/Unite learning bus on 23rd September 2015 in a celebration of learning. The event was organised by ASLEF’s Lead Union Learning Representative (ULR) Phil Buxton, who co-ordinated the different element to make the day a success. Phil sits on The...

Unionlearn to sign EngTechNow campaign charter

Unionlearn will sign the EngTechNow campaign charter at its national conference on Monday. EngTechNow is a project promoting the contribution technical staff make in UK's engineering industry and value of EngTech registration to technicians and employers. The charter is a vehicle for partnerships to work on promoting and supporting professional...

TSSA and Prospect sign technicians charter as new skills report launched

Two TUC-affiliated unions have signed a charter with EngTechNow aimed at ensuring supporting technician workers and apprentices in achieving professional status. TSSA and Prospect signed the charter as a commitment to take practical steps as EngTechNow released the Experience Gap: the unspoken skills gap report . The report launch and formal...

Rail Industry IT Apprenticeships

However keen rail workers are to return to learning, it can be an uphill battle. Changing shift patterns means that for most, attending a traditional evening class or daytime course at a local college is out of the question. In some cases there are financial barriers to accessing courses that can...