Reference number
  • TSS
  • 1897-2014
  • Collection
  • This addition to the archive of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association includes minutes of the Finance Sub-committee, 1916-76; conference minutes, 1951-74; financial and staff records, 1897-1965; minutes and financial records of the Gray's Inn Press, 1909-76; Transport Salaried Staff Journal, 1951- (incomplete); annual reports, 1952-74; correspondence files, 1911-62, including re recognition of the union, 1919; national agreements, 1920-7.
  • 182 boxes
Admin history
  • The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association was founded as the National Association of General Railway Clerks at a meeting in Sheffield in May 1897. Two years later, the union became the Railway Clerks' Association (RCA). By 1904, the union comprised over four thousand members out of a potential total of 60,000 railway clerical members. The Gray's Inn Press was founded by the union in 1909 to produce the union's publications. The threat of strike action in 1919 forced the railway companies to recognise the RCA, which changed its name in 1951 to the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association.

    Reference: Malcolm Wallace, Single or return? The history of the Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (1996, London)
Access Conditions
  • Permission is required from the TSSA research officer before any work based on these records is published. Before being given access to the records, researchers visiting the Centre will be required to sign a confirmation that they have been notified of this condition.
Access status
  • Open
  • Transport