14 September 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT members vote by more than nine to one for action over CCTV staff cuts on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted by more than nine to one for industrial action over the proposed redundancy of 22 CCTV staff at Paisley and Dunfermline. The mandate for action will now be considered by the union’s executive.
RMT officials have made strenuous efforts to resolve the dispute through the negotiating machinery but have drawn a blank at every stage. The union has made it clear that we will do everything in our power to protect jobs and safety.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“It is shocking that at a time of unprecedented terror threats across the nation that Scotrail have decided to jeopardise the safety of the general public through these CCTV job cuts.
“These security posts are crucial to providing a safe and secure railway network and RMT will not sit back while Scotrail gamble with the safety of both staff and passengers.
"The union’s executive will now consider the next steps and we remain available for talks.”