11 April 2021
RMT Press Office:
Third day of strike action by ScotRail conductors in fight for equality solidly supported again today.
RAIL UNION RMT said that a third day of strike action by ScotRail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is being solidly supported again today.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“I want to pay tribute to our ScotRail conductors who are standing firm once again on the third 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. Yet again Abellio have resorted to attacking their own workers this week rather than resolving this dispute. They have made no effort whatsoever to talk to us.
“It is clear from their failure to communicate with the union that Abellio are happy to keep this dispute running, cancel services and bleed the franchise dry rather than engaging in serious talks over workplace justice with the union. That is a disgrace.
“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 conductor and ticket examiner members in this fight for pay equality with other grades.”