27 August 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT announces further strike after ScotRail conductors vote by over 80% to continue action in reballot in fight for pay equality and justice.
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot.
Additional strikes have been called as follows;
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 12th September 2021
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 19th September 2021
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 26th September 2021
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 3rd October 2021
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 10th October 2021
00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 17th October 2021
Strike action this weekend and next weekend also remains on and the instruction to RMT Abellio Scotrail Conductor members not to work any Rest Days or undertake any Higher-Grade Duties remains in place until further notice.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
"It the sheer pig-headed intransigence of Abellio and Transport Scotland which has forced us to continue this campaign of industrial action. I want to congratulate our members who have stood firm for over six months in this fight for pay justice and equality in the face of outrageous provocation from the employer.
"That fight continues and it is now down to Scotrail and their political masters to take this key group of staff seriously, to stop snubbing talks and to get round the table with the union to negotiate a fair and just settlement. "