18 July 2021
RMT Press Office:
Strike action by Scotrail staff in fight for equality solidly supported again today.
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by Scotrail staff in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is being solidly supported again today across the network as the union accused Abellio and Transport Scotland of trying to grind loyal staff into the dust.
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
“I want to pay tribute to our ScotRail members who are standing firm once again on the latest day of strike action in this dispute which is all about basic pay justice and equality with other grades.
"It is frankly disgusting that these same staff, who have kept Scotland’s key workers moving during the pandemic, have been repaid with a kick in the teeth from this greedy and aggressive company.
“The political leadership in Scotland can no longer sit on the fence and ignore these disputes in their back yard. It's time for serious talks, a serious approach to workplace fairness and justice and a serious solution to be reached. The politicians should be helping us to achieve just that.
“Our campaign of action will continue and the union stands shoulder to shoulder with our members in this fight for pay equality with other grades.”