27 May 2021
RMT Press Office:
RMT says ScotRail strike action in fight for pay equality goes ahead again Sunday as union confirms new strike dates.
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that the next phase of strike action on ScotRail in disputes over pay justice for all grades goes ahead on Sunday as the union also announced the following dates for additional action for ticket examiners;
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 13th June 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 20th June 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 27th June 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 4th July 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 11th July 2021
• 00.01 hours until 23.59 hours on Sunday 18th July 2021
With the union making it absolutely clear that there is no weakening of resolve amongst members in the long running disputes RMT says it is scandalous that the company is making no effort to resolve the issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“RMT ScotRail Ticket Examiners will be taking strike action again this Sunday and every Sunday for the next two months in their fight for workplace justice and parity between grades. Our conductor members are also fully prepared to keep this battle for equality going until the company do the right thing.
“It is a kick in the teeth for these workers that despite their commitment throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Transport Scotland continues to wage war on essential workers who have kept Scotland’s rail services running.
“We are going to be in for a long summer of strike action unless the company gets round the negotiating table with meaningful proposals for resolving the issue of pay equality. RMT remains available for talks.