The National Association of Stable Staff, or NASS as it is commonly known is the Independent Certified Trade Union representing Stable Staff employed by Licensed Racehorse Trainers.

NASS is commited to improving pay, conditions of service and the overall employment position of stable staff.

It was previously called the Stable Lads Association (SLA). The SLA was originally formed in July 1975 after the strike at Newmarket Racecourse over poor pay and conditions. The home of the SLA was based in Derby. In 2007 the organisation changed its name to its current status and became affiliated to the Trade’s Union Congress. In 2013 the NASS head office moved to The Racing Centre, Newmarket, racing’s headquarters and where a third of the industries staff are based.

Main Trades
Private sport and leisure facilities
Membership
Male 1,109 | Female 896 | Total 2,005
Employers represented include:
All licenced Racehorse training yards in the UK.
General secretary
Chief executive: George McGrath
Cost of membership
Free
Membership benefits

NASS is the Trade Union for Stable Staff and is funded by Part 7 of the BHA Rules of Racing. NASS gives advice, guidance and representation to Stable Staff who have problems in the work place. NASS represents Stable Staff on a number of racing industry committees. NASS negotiates the minimum rates of pay and working conditions for Stable Staff with the National Trainers Federation. These minimum terms are set out in the Memorandum of Agreement and are binding on all licensed racehorse trainers.

Address

The Racing Centre

Fred Archer Way

Newmarket

Suffolk

CB8 8NT

Telephone
01638 663411
NASS