18 April 2021
RMT Press Office:
Fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors rock solid again today as Abellio bosses line their pockets at workers expense.
RAIL UNION RMT said that a fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is rock solid again today as cynical Abellio bosses line their own pockets at their workers expense in the dying months of their franchise.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Our ScotRail conductors are standing rock solid once again on the fourth day of strike action in this dispute which is all about basic pay justice and equality with other grades.
"RMT revealed this week that boardroom excess at Abellio is rife with top bosses pay budgets shooting up by more than a third while the front line staff are told there's no money for a fair deal.
"It is frankly disgusting that these same staff, who have kept Scotland’s key workers moving during the pandemic, have been repaid with a kick in the teeth from this greedy and cynical company who are determined to milk every penny they can out of the dying months of this franchise.
“RMT will be taking the Scotrail campaign for workplace justice to the Scottish TUC this week and we have no doubt that the labour movement will give us every assistance in ratcheting up the pressure on the political leadership in Scotland for an intervention that will end this pay scandal on their watch."