Transport and travel trade union, the Transport Salaried Staffs’
Association, has hired its first head of communications and marketing,
as part of an on-going restructuring of its head office.
Neil Tester, who is currently head of public affairs at the National
Union of Students, will be responsible for devising and overseeing a new
strategy for the TSSA’s communication and marketing activities.
He will also edit the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Journal, replacing Jim
Cobley who is retiring after 11 years. Tester will report direct to the
general secretary, Richard Rosser.
’The trade union needs to promote itself more effectively and attract
new members,’ said Cobley.
’We face change in the industry, with rail privatisation and the
deregulation of the buses,’ said Tester. ’The vast bulk of our
membership is from what was British Rail and London Transport. We want
to attract members from the less traditional sectors - the travel
industries, the road freight and ferry industries.’
The TSSA represents approximately 34,000 members in the UK and Republic