14 October 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT announces massive yes vote in strike ballot on Scotrail over pay dispute.
SCOTLAND'S MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted overwhelmingly to strike in an industrial action ballot on Scotrail sparked by the on-going pay dispute.
The ballot recorded a yes vote for strike action of 84%.
The union said that the schedule for the ballot would enable action to take place during COP26 and will now be considered by the unions executive. Over two thousand RMT members across all grades were nvolved.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“Today's ballot has been forced on us by the deliberate time wasting by Scotrail and Transport Scotland.
“This issue should have been sorted by now and we should have had a fair and just offer that recognises the hard and important work of our members.
“The result will be considered by our Executive who will decide the next steps but the company should be taking full note of this massive majority for action and we remain available for talks.”