25 April 2021
RMT Press Office:
Fifth day of strike action by Scotrail holding firm again today as Abellio bosses continue to block talks
RAIL UNION RMT said that a fifth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is holding firm again today as Abellio bosses block talks and line their own pockets at staff and taxpayer expense in the dying months of their franchise.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Our ScotRail conductors are holding firm once again on the fifth day of strike action in this dispute which is all about basic pay justice and equality with other grades. The resilience and determination of our members in this fight is a credit to the entire trade union movement.
" Abellio bosses continue to frustrate any move to talks and are quite happy to cancel services, pocket their fees and milk the franchise dry while the front line staff are told there's no money for a fair deal.
“RMT is now focussing on ratcheting up the pressure on the political leadership in Scotland for an intervention that will pile pressure on Transport Scotland and Abellio to end this pay scandal on their watch."