Strike dates announced at TSSA Union

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New revelations of financial mismanagement also emerge, GMB Union says

Strike dates have been announced as the revelation of financial mismanagement is uncovered amid an ongoing dispute about workplace bullying and harassment. 

New revelations of financial mismanagement at the TSSA (Transport & Salaried Staffs’ Association) trade union have emerged as strike dates for staff working there are announced. GMB members working for the TSSA will take strike action on 30 April and 6 June following a 93 per cent vote in favour of strike action. 

Concerns have emerged that the multimillion-pound compensation paid to the TSSA last year from HS2 project in Euston is yet to be invested. GMB members estimate that the TSSA is losing at least £25,000 per month in interest.  

Andrew Harden, GMB London Region Organiser said: 

“Our members heard about the financial mismanagement of the HS2 compensation at an all-staff meeting, where at the same meeting five front-line staff were told, in front of all their colleagues, that their employment was to be terminated. 

“It is now clear that not only are the TSSA’s current leadership incapable of engaging with the union’s staff in good faith, but there are also now legitimate and serious concerns about their competency in running the union in the best interests of its members.

”At a meeting of TSSA’s GMB members held on Monday 15th April, members agreed on dates for industrial action and raising their concerns, voted unanimously in favour of a motion of no confidence in TSSA’s leadership, citing concerns regarding the mismanagement of the union’s finances and resources." 


For further information please contact Andrew Harden on 078 1609 2602 or GMB London Region Press Office 079 7001 9643 / 

TSSA Staff Meeting15 April 2024:

TSSA Staff Motion of No Confidence in the GS, AGS, and President Following the recent all-staff meeting on Thursday 11 April, where the AGS announced that the Trainee Organiser’s contracts would not be extended without any prior notice to the Trainee Organisers themselves, the TSSA staff unreservedly condemn this as a further example of an unacceptable and grotesque management style that has no place in a respectful and civilised workplace. The further revelation by the AGS that a significant sum of HS2 compensation monies has not yet been invested, losing us around £25,000 per month in interest at a conservative estimate, gives the TSSA staff considerable concern that the union is not being managed effectively to ensure its long-term survival as an independent trade union.

The TSSA staff reconfirms our commitment to the policy of remaining an independent union, and believes that with the right management, sufficient resources, meaningful progress on culture change, and an environment in which staff feel valued and respected, this remains a realistic prospect. However, the many contradictions between stated objectives and the decisions being taken, whether in respect of resourcing priorities, progressing culture change, or managing the union’s finances, only leads us to conclude this is far from being the case. The TSSA staff therefore instructs the GMB staff reps to convey the decision of this meeting that the staff have no confidence in the GS, AGS, and President of the union. 15 April 2024.