NASS is the Independent Certificated Trade Union representing Stable Staff employed by Licensed Racehorse Trainers
NASS is committed to improving pay, conditions of service and the overall employment position of stable staff. It was previously called the Stable Lads Association
Recent cases of Trainers being disqualified have highlighted the need for a procedure to be in place prior to that decision to ensure that Stable Staff affected are protected as far as possible. Discussions have taken place between the BHA, NASS, Racing Welfare and the NTF. The outcome of these discussions is an agreed procedure for ensuring staff welfare is addressed during the disciplinary process and afterwards.
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The Racing for Change 2011 Review is now available to read on our website, please click here to download a copy.
Effective 1st December 2011 until 30th September 2012. Click here to view.
The British Standards Institute has been tasked with creating a new set of standards for Jockey Skull-Caps.
Click here to view draft Standards.
All new members joining NASS and existing members of NASS will be entered into a rolling quarterly prize draw. Our currently quarterly prize, a £50 Marks and Spencers Voucher, is currently open! Prize draw winners will be notified by post.
You can join online at www.naoss.co.uk, telephone NASS HO on 01283 211 522
The National Minimum Wage rate increase effective from the 1 October 2012 - for adult workers only. The NTF/NASS minimum rate affected will be Grade B/C (workers aged over 21). Category B/C, new hourly rate £6.19; 40 hour £247.60; consolidated £275.46. Accommodation offset increases to £4.82
The passing of Lord Oaksey has caused many a hardened racing fan to shed an unashamed tear. The achievements in his racing life, though many are a mere ripple compared to how he impacted upon those earning their living in the ‘Sport of Kings’.
Lord Oaksey was a man for all men, well bred, well educated, but by God, he was a well grounded gentleman too. It didn’t matter to Lord Oaksey if you were the newest recruit to the racing industry or the Aga Khan, you were treated with the same respect as anybody in this industry.
Lord Oaksey came with one condition; a passion for what you did in life and a respect for others. It should be remembered that Oaksey House hasn’t just rehabilitated Jockeys it also used to rehabilitate injured Racing Staff who prepare the horses for the glory days, many of whom also suffer career-ending injuries.
Lord Oaksey supported the emergence of the Stable Lads Association (SLA), the forerunner to what is now NASS and was an honorary Trustee of NASS up until the last couple of years.
As has already been said so many times before, his legacy lives on through his great works from the most famous of Jockeys to the newest Racing Recruits to the sport he loved so much.
We will never see his like again and on behalf of all Racing Staff we mourn his loss and our sympathies go to his family at this time.
For your chance to win £25 all you need to do is be the first person who is a current member of NASS to answer the following question located at http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Association-of-Stable-Staff/125763564152259
Prior to becoming involved professionally in the racing industry my work has always included a commitment to equality of opportunity whether on an employment or welfare basis, more often both...Click here to read full article.
NASS is affiliated to Maternity Action and they have asked us to join their Valuing Maternity Campaign. To defend Maternity rights and protect Maternity Services. To join the campaign or for more information visit www.valuingmaternity.org
As NASS has been campaigning since its motion passed at the AGM on Best Turned Out Prize calling on all Racecourses to provide a suitable prize for Stable Staff in every race they put on (Stable Talk Issue 20) - we have just been notified of a Best Turned Out Series 2012 being operated by EPDS which is in line with our thinking on this. Click here for full details
You will have read reports in Stable Talk of the research on employee voice being undertaken by Dr Janet Miller at the University of the West of England. NASS is supporting this research and would like to encourage all members to complete the on line questionnaire to be found at http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/bl/bbs/research/cesr/NASS.
This will take around 10 minutes of your time to complete and will provide important information about the way NASS members handle workplace grievances.
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Minimum Standards for Racecourses click here
Greeting Cards now available: produced and sold by Supporters of Stable Staff, £2.00 per pack.
Becoming a member of the National Association of Stable Staff has never made more sense...Click here for full details on benefits and how to become a member
All stable staff or box drivers with runners here at Newcastle you are entitled to a 50% discount on the driving range, golf course & mini golf...Click here for full details
We are campaigning on your behalf for all the benefits and rights due. Click here to download the charter now