20 May 2022
RMT Press Office:
Railway workers in Scotland will be balloted for strike action, following ScotRail's derisory pay offer of 2.2%.
RPI inflation is running at 11.1%, and transport workers have already been subject to repeated pay freezes and real terms cuts in living standards.
The union will set out a timetable for the ballot and any potential action in due course.
RMT has already expressed anger at the proposed temporary timetable changes being brought in by ScotRail bosses, labelling them "a kick in the teeth" to members.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "ScotRail needs to put its hands deeper into its pockets and start rewarding their staff properly.
"We are in the midst of a brutal cost of living crisis for workers, but it is still party time for shareholders, speculators and big business executives.
"All we are asking for is a pay award that reflects the value of railway workers and the service they provide to the public day in, day out."