Conductors to strike on Barrhead and East Kilbride route

Conductors to strike on Barrhead and East Kilbride route

3 May 2024

RMT Press Office:

RMT members on Scotrail will take strike action over the role of the guard on services along the Barrhead and East Kilbride routes.

A series of 48-hour strikes will take place on the following days:
Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May
Saturday 1  and Sunday 2 June
RMT has concerns over the responsibilities of the conductor, including dispatch, opening and closing doors and their safety critical role.
Scotrail members voted overwhelmingly for strike action with 96.7% voting 'yes' on a 79% turnout.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Scotrail members have spoken loud and clear - they will not allow the employer to dilute their roles and responsibilities as guards.
"Our members play a vital safety role with dispatch of services and while the train is on the move.
"The Scottish government which has overall responsibility for Scotrail, needs to wake up to the reality that our members want to be treated as valuable assets on the railway and they will not back down until a negotiated settlement is reached."

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