RMT to launch strike ballot on Scotrail over DOO

RMT to launch strike ballot on Scotrail over DOO

13 March 2024

RMT Press Office:

Scotrail workers will be balloted for strike action over Driver Only Operation (DOO) trains, RMT can reveal.

Bosses at the Scottish government run train company have said Barrhead and East Kilbride routes can run services without a second member of staff at the discretion of the driver.
Over a 100 hundred conductors who will be affected by Scotrail's plans will be balloted.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Scotrail are trying to sneak through DOO via the backdoor by putting train drivers in a difficult position, giving them the power to decide whether a train runs or not without a second staff member on board.
"It is important for safety and the comfort of passengers that a second person is on these Scotrail services and we will resist all attempts to endanger our members jobs.  
"The Scottish government needs to make an intervention to stop DOO on the Barrhead and East Kilbride routes taking place.
"Members will be incensed at the behaviour of Scotrail bosses and we are confident they will deliver a strong mandate for strike action."
Notes: The ballot will open on Wednesday 20th March 2024 and will close on Thursday 11th April 2024.

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