18 June 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT welcomes cross-party support from Scottish MSPs for finding a fair resolution to ScotRail disputes
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed support from cross-party MSPs for a motion tabled in the Scottish Parliament calling for Pay Justice and Equality for ScotRail workers and for the Scottish Government to take action to resolve the longstanding dispute.
RMT ScotRail ticket examiner and conductor grades members are continuing with industrial action in two disputes in their fight for pay justice and equality with the next phase of action going ahead on Sunday
The motion states that ScotRail are falling to treat company grades equally and states that “Abellio ScotRail’s operations continue to be fully funded by the Scottish Government under its Emergency Measures Agreement and that, as the Scottish Government is managing the franchise, only it has the ability to resolve these disputes.”
With further industrial action scheduled, RMT is once again repeating its calls for the Scottish Government, which is managing the ScotRail franchise via its Emergency Measures Agreements, to commit to meaningful talks to bring about a fair resolution to these disputes.
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“RMT welcomes the cross-party support from Labour and Green MSPs for finding a fair resolution to Abellio ScotRail ticket examiner and conductor grades disputes over pay justice and equality. MSPs have rightly recognised the essential role played by these workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and that all grades of ScotRail worker deserve pay fairness and equality.
“The Scottish Government continues to manage the ScotRail franchise under its Emergency Measures Agreement and RMT believes that only it has the power to resolve the disputes.
“Therefore, RMT is reiterating its calls for the Scottish Government to intervene as a matter of urgency and ensure that a fair and just resolution to these disputes can be reached.”