29 June 2017
RMT Press Office:
RAIL UNION RMT has today responded with anger to confirmation that Scotrail are proposing to reduce their workforce by 22 posts at Paisley and Dunfermline CCTV locations. RMT has pledged to fight the cuts.
The information has come to light, and been confirmed, within the last 24 hours following a consultation briefing between management and staff.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“This shocking news comes at a time of unprecedented terror threats across the nation and these CCTV security posts are crucial to providing a safe and secure railway network. Axing them would be a scandal and would have severe implications for the safety of the travelling public.
“RMT will not sit idly by and watch Scotrail put lives at risk by axing these 22 CCTV security posts. Should the company press ahead with their plans, RMT and our sister unions will consider all options available to us to ensure rigorous passenger safety standards are enforced and not compromised.”