14 October 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT confirms strike action in pay disputes on Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper during COP26.
Rail union RMT today confirmed strike action on both Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper during COP26 in fights for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers - staff at the sharp end of providing green transport alternatives.
Scotrail staff will take the following strike action;
0001 hours Monday 1st November 2021 until 2359 hours Friday 12th November 2021.
Sleeper staff will take the following strike action;
Sunday 31st October 2021 from 1159 hours until 1158 hours on Tuesday 2nd November
Thursday 11th November 2021 from 1159 hours until 1158 hours on Saturday 13th November 2021
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
"Both Scotrail and the Caledonian Sleeper have had adequate time to come up with a fair pay settlement for Scotland's rail workers in advance of COP26. Instead they have kicked the can down the road and left us with no option but to put this action on today.
"We know that these strikes will close rail services in Scotland but the blame for that lies with Abellio, SERCO and the political leadership at Holyrood.
"It's time for all parties to take their rail workers seriously, get back round the table and give these staff at the front line of our green transport services the justice, respect and reward they deserve. "