Head Office Circular No. NP/84/22
To all Branches and Regional Councils
29th March 2022
ScotRail Day of Action – 1st April 2022 – 12:00 – Glasgow Queen Street Station
On Friday 1st April, the ScotRail franchise enters public ownership.
RMT believes that this presents the best opportunity to deliver a sustainable rail network that prioritizes passengers and communities over profit.
Scotland’s rail network has an essential role to play in reducing carbon emissions and meeting the Scottish Government’s climate change goals, but to deliver this, the Scottish Government must change direction and reject the notion that rail jobs and services should be cut in pursuit of ‘efficiency’.
That’s why RMT is holding a day of action on 1st April to call on the Scottish Government to invest in creating a publicly owned and improved, affordable, accessible, reliable and expanded rail network that gives greater input to passengers, communities and workers.
We are calling for public investment to ensure that at ScotRail:
Ticket offices are protected and expanded – The Scottish Government must reject outgoing operator Abellio’s proposals to slash ticket office hours across ScotRail.
Rail services are protected and expanded – The Scottish Government must reverse Abellio’s cut to ScotRail services and expand services to deliver.
Jobs are protected and expanded - The Scottish Government must extend the existing No Compulsory Redundancy agreement into the public sector operator and invest in rail skills and jobs.
The day of action is taking place on Friday 1st April – assemble 12:00 at Glasgow Queen Street station and will move on to Buchanan House, Transport Scotland’s office, for 12:45.