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ScotRail RMT pay deal
Following further discussion between ScotRail and RMT, the following agreement was reached: A one year pay deal comprising of a 2.5 per cent pay increase backdated to 01 April 2021. A payment of £300 to all staff ensuring COP26 is fully supported (separate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands that SNP lift roadblock
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded that the SNP lift the roadblock that they have imposed on fresh talks over the Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper disputes with the union stating again that they are ready to reopen negotiations immediately. The politicians...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail strike action during COP26 goes ahead
Delegates at RMT's AGM in Leeds have voted to reject a “revised pay offer" ‎from Scotrail and to go ahead with strike action alongside Caledonian Sleeper members throughout COP26 in a fight for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers. Representatives...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for eight months making it Britain's longest running industrial...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT calls for Nicola Sturgeon ScotRail intervention
Rail Union RMT has today written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP to call on her to urgently intervene in RMT ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper members’ ongoing fights for pay justice and fairness. With the prospect of industrial action...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
ScotRail COP26 strike action goes ahead
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "There was a golden opportunity for Scotrail to make serious progress in talks today but instead they offered nothing of any consequence and as a result our action throughout COP26 goes ahead as planned....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice, COP26, SNP, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle today as Scottish rail workers step up fight for pay justice during COP26
General Secretary Mick Lynch said "Our members are standing firm across Scotland again in this on-‎going fight for workplace justice. It comes at the end of a week when our members voted by a massive majority to strike throughout COP26...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Strike
RMT confirms strike action on ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper
Rail union RMT today confirmed strike action on both Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper during COP26 in fights for pay justice for Scotland's rail workers - staff at the sharp end of providing green transport alternatives. Scotrail staff will take the following...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Pay Justice,
Massive yes vote in ScotRail pay dispute
SCOTLAND'S MAIN RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted overwhelmingly to strike in an industrial action ballot on Scotrail sparked by the on-going pay dispute. The ballot ‎recorded a yes vote for strike action of 84%. The union said...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today and announced further action in a long-running battle which has now been going on for well over seven months General Secretary Mick Lynch...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands an immediate halt to rail service cuts
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the UK and Scottish Governments to immediately intervene to put a halt on planned cuts to rail services and jobs in the rail industry as new statistics show a massive increase in rail passengers...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, ScotRail, Network Rail, Rail Cuts,
RMT calls on the First Minister to intervene in ScotRail dispute
On the eve of crucial ScotRail pay talks tomorrow, designed to prevent a long-standing pay dispute disrupting COP26 in Glasgow, rail union RMT has called on the First Minister to intervene to shelve ticket office closure plans and pay rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Campaign coalition calls on the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to block the proposed ScotRail service cuts
As the public consultation over Abellio ScotRail’s proposed timetable closes today, Friday 1st October, a coalition of unions and passenger, environmental, pensioner and campaign organisations have written to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to call on her to intervene and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Cuts
RMT calls for new ScotRail timetable plans to be scrapped
RAIL UNION RMT is today calling for proposals to reduce ScotRail services by around 300 a day, or around 100,000 a year, to be scrapped, as a survey of RMT ScotRail members revealed that an overwhelming majority of these frontline rail workers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Cuts, SNP, COP26
RMT announces strike ballot on Scotrail over pay dispute
The union said that the schedule for the ballot would enable action to take place during COP26 if, as expected, members vote yes. Over two thousand RMT members across all grades are involved. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Today's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
RMT Scotrail members continue their battle
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are continuing their fight for pay justice and equality today after ticket examiners joined with conductors again this week to vote overwhelmingly to continue a battle which has now been going on for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners to take further action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be adding further strikes after a massive 90% vote to continue their action in a reballot. Following yesterday's...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
ScotRail Ticket Examiners vote by 90% to continue pay action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Ticket Examiners who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 90% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Six months to save Scotland's Railways
RAIL UNIONS and their supporters will be holding a "Six months to save Scotland's railways" protest this lunchtime. RMT, jointly with Aslef, TSSA and Unite is holding the demonstration, outside the First Minister’s official residence, Bute House, Edinburgh, commencing at...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Cuts
Scotland falls at first hurdle over ScotRail cuts
As the SNP Scottish Government prepares to debate its plans for a ‘Net Zero Nation’ rail union RMT says that its recently announced power sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens will have fallen at the first hurdle if it allows...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Service Cuts
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again
RMT Scotrail members staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute as unions prepare to take fight to Bute House this week. RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members are staying strong again today in Britain's longest running dispute...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT in talks over Scotrail pay dispute tomorrow
Scotland's main rail union RMT has confirmed that it will be attending pay talks with Scotrail tomorrow as the campaign continues and with the union warning again that it will have no hesitation in taking action during COP26 to secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT demands meeting with MSPs
RMT has today written to the 5 SNP Glasgow MSPs who waded into the Scotrail dispute, slamming their letter as ‘inaccurate’, ‘inflammatory’ and ‘insulting’, and calls on them to meet the union and help resolve the dispute. The union has also...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Strike, COP26
ScotRail staff rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged for over six months fight for pay justice and equality are standing rock solid again today in a week when the company chose to up their attacks on staff...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT hits back at bare-faced cheek of SNP
RAIL UNION RMT today hit back at the bare-faced cheek of the political elite in Scotland after the SNP issued a statement demanding that the union call off disputes that the SNP themselves have not lifted a finger to resolve...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice, Rail Union
Scotrail workers standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail members who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality are standing firm again today in a week when conductors voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
New ScotRail conductor strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality will be taking further industrial action after they voted by a massive 80% to continue their campaign in a reballot....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT campaign to stop wholesale post-COVID rail cuts
RAIL UNION RMT said today that is stepping up the campaign against a cynical and opportunist wave of post-COVID cuts to jobs and services on Britain's railways – warning that savage proposals being drawn up by both Scotrail and South...
Region: National
Tagged with: South Western Railway, SWR, ScotRail, Abellio, Cuts, Covid-19,
ScotRail Conductors vote by over 80% to continue action
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail Conductors who have been engaged in a six month fight for pay justice and equality have voted by a massive 80% to continue their action in a reballot. Under the recent additions to the anti...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Strike, Pay Justice
RMT Scotrail strikes holding firm again today as savage cuts to services are lined up
General Secretary Mick Lynch said;   "Whilst RMT members are holding firm again today in their long-running fight for pay justice and equality the company and their political masters are lining up a fresh wave of cuts that would decimate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
RMT Scotrail members fighting on for justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing solid and united again today in their fight for workplace justice and equality as the company seek to punish their workforce for having the guts to stand up and be counted with a pay freeze....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice,
Scotrail members in Britain's longest running dispute
RMT Scotrail members are standing firm and battling on again today for pay justice and equality in what their union believes is now Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For six months now our members...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
ScotRail strike solid once more
As RMT ScotRail members stand firm in their long running dispute for pay justice again today their union has exposed the bleak future of Scotland’s railway according to a new report circulated by Abellio ScotRail.   RMT can reveal that...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
£9.3m in fees handed to Scottish private rail operators
RAIL UNION RMT today condemned the Scottish Government’s continued refusal to fund a pay award for ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper workers, as the union published research which found that the fees, totalling over £9.3m, paid to operators Abellio and Serco...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Scottish Government, SNP
ScotRail Gateline Staff to take industrial action
RAIL UNION RMT announced today that ScotRail Gateline Staff are to take industrial action over pay justice for rest day working. They join with other Abellio ScotRail workers, including Conductors, Ticket Examiners and Cleaners, who are involved in separate long-running...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Gateline Staff, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
Scotrail members fight on for pay justice
RMT Scotrail members are standing strong and fighting on again today for pay justice and equality in one of Britain's longest running industrial disputes. RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "For nearly four months now our members have stood strong...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, SNP, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
Strike action by Scotrail staff solid 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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice,
ScotRail staff standing firm again
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners are standing firm again today in a long running battle for pay justice and equality as gate line staff vote for action this week and cleaners prepare to join the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Gateline, Transport Scotland, Pay Justice,
ScotRail action rock solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that action by conductors and ticket examiners in a long running battle for pay justice and equality remains rock solid again today as the company’s cleaners prepare to join the fight on the 13th July. ScotRail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Cleaners, Pay Justice
ScotRail Sunday action continues
As strike action by Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners is solidly supported again today, rail union ‎RMT is demanding an urgent summit with the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon after a meeting with the Transport Minister earlier this week failed to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT condemns the Scottish Government’s veil of secrecy
RAIL UNION RMT is today demanding that the Scottish Government come clean over how much has been paid so far in performance and management fees to fund profits for the private rail operators of the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Scottish Government, SNP
Scotrail staff in fight for equality solidly supported
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ strike 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 after a week in which Abellio sunk to a...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT welcomes cross-party ScotRail support
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Scotrail football stunt own-goal
A despicable and desperate attempt by Dutch-owned Abellio to try and turn Scottish football fans against hard working Scotrail staff fighting for pay justice, equality and fairness from their greedy private sector employers has backfired spectacularly. Late last night Abellio...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT members standing firm again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressure on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio and Transport Scotland negotiate...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT says action going ahead in four separate disputes‎ on Scotland's railways
• This Sunday 13 June Abellio ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners will again take strike action in two separate disputes in their long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day working. • RMT members on the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Abellio, ScotRail, Serco, Caledonian Sleeper, Strike, Pay Justice
Action solid on Scotrail again today
RAIL UNION RMT said that the latest phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail is being solidly supported across Scotland again today in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Next phase of strike action goes ahead on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that the next phase of action by conductors and ticket examiners on Scotrail goes ahead as planned on Sunday in the long-running fight for pay justice for all grades on enhancements for rest day working....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT repeats call for urgent ScotRail summit
With RMT ScotRail Ticket Examiner and Conductor grades members standing firm again today in two separate disputes over pay, fairness, and equality the union has repeated the call for the Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP to hold an urgent...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT demands urgent summit with the Scottish Transport Secretary
In advance of further industrial action by RMT ScotRail Ticket Examiner and Conductor grades members in two separate disputes over pay fairness and equality, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch has written to the Scottish Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
ScotRail strike action in fight for pay equality goes ahead
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;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors, Pay Justice
RMT calls on First Minister to end her silence on ScotRail dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said that members are standing firm in strike action again today as the union called on the First Minister to end her silence and put pressue on Transport Scotland to demand that Abellio negotite a settlement to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT calls on Scottish political leadership to end vow of silence
RAIL UNION RMT today called upon the Scottish political leadership and their operators at Transport Scotland to end their vow of silence over the long-running disputes involving conductors and ticket examiners in a fight for equality and justice across grades...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductor, Ticket Examiner, Pay Justice
ScotRail traincare workers to strike on Monday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that ScotRail traincare workers will be striking on Monday over the company’s blatant & deliberate abuse of their dignity & respect policy. The action comes about after more than 80% of union members voted in favour...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Traincare Workers, Dignity and Respect,
ScotRail strike action remains solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said today's conductors and examiners strike action remains solid again this morning as Abellio stand accused of treating loyal front line staff with complete contempt rather than meeting with the union to settle the long running disputes...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
ScotRail scab managers given packed lunches
RAIL UNION RMT today accused Abellio ScotRail of trying to turn safety-critical operations on their trains into a holiday camp for scab managers as it revealed that those hired in to break the ongoing action are being treated to high-end...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT launches petition demanding pay justice and equality for ScotRail workers
Sign the RMT petition HERE The Company has extended an enhanced payment rest day working agreement for one grade of workers, drivers, until October 2021, but has refused to negotiate an equivalent payment for other grades. RMT ScotRail Conductor and Ticket...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
RMT ScotRail strike action solid again today
RAIL UNION RMT said today's conductors and examiners strike action remains rock solid again this morning as Abellio stand accused of playing fast and loose with safety on their trains rather than meeting with the union to settle the long...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice,
RMT accuses Abellio of playing fast and loose with safety
RAIL UNION RMT today accused ‎Abellio of playing fast and loose with safety on their trains as conductors and examiners prepare for the next day of strike action on Sunday in a long running fight for equality and justice over...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Abellio, ScotRail, Conductors, Ticket Examiners, Pay Justice
Ticket examiners join Conductors in ScotRail pay justice fight
RAIL UNION RMT said today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working is being solidly supported right across the franchise....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Pay Justice, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, Conductors
Ticket examiners join ScotRail conductors in strike action
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that strike action involving ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners in two separate disputes over the same issue of equality between grades in payments for rest day working goes ahead on Sunday as planned. The union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Transport Scotland, Conductors, Ticket Examiners,
Fifth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ a fifth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is holding firm again today as Abellio bosses block talks and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Workplace Justice, Ticket Examiners,
Fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors
RAIL UNION RMT said that‎ a fourth day of strike action by Scotrail conductors in a fight for equality and workplace justice over enhanced payments for rest day working is rock solid again today as cynical Abellio bosses line their...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
RMT analysis reveals it's one rule for the bosses another for the frontline workers at Abellio Scotrail
The Company’s latest accounts, published this week, show that in the year to 31 March 2020, the company posted a loss of £56m, but the highest paid director received total remuneration of £216,000, an eyewatering increase of over 35% from the previous year....
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay, Strike Action
Third day of strike action by ScotRail conductors
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...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
Third day of RMT ScotRail action
RAIL UNION RMT ‎said today that a third day of strike action in a fight for pay justice for ScotRail conductors goes ahead on Sunday as the company continues to refuse point blank to engage in talks aimed at addressing...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
ScotRail ticket examiners vote yes for action
RAIL UNION RMT has confirmed that ticket examiners on Abellio ScotRail have voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute around equality and justice ‎over enhanced payments for rest day working. The vote means that the ticket examiners now join their...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Ticket Examiners, conductors, Workplace Justice,
Scotrail conductors standing firm and united
RAIL UNION RMT said that Scotrail conductors are standing firm and united on a second day of strike action in a fight for workplace equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Rest Day Working
Second phase of RMT ScotRail action goes ahead
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a second phase of planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. Union members have had...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Conductors, Overtime, Rest Day Working
RMT says Scotrail strike action one hundred per cent rock solid
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that a first phase of industrial action by ScotRail conductors is rock solid this morning in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Conductors, Abellio, Workplace Justice
RMT ScotRail action goes ahead from Sunday
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that planned industrial action by ScotRail conductors will go ahead from this Sunday in a fight for equality and justice over enhanced payments for rest day working. The union is appalled that the company are...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Conductors, Guards, Pay Justice
RMT welcomes Scottish Government’s ScotRail announcement
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT welcomes today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that ScotRail services will be run in the public sector, via the Operator of Last Resort, from March 2022 when the current Abellio franchise expires. We have...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, SNP, Scottish Government, Abellio, Operator of Last Resort, Scotland, Rail
RMT calls on the Scottish Government to stop the excuses
Ahead of a statement in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday at which the Scottish Government is expected to set out its plans for the ScotRail franchise when the Abellio contract ends in March 2022, Rail Union RMT is reiterating its calls...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, SNP, Scottish Government, Covid-19
RMT says no more excuses – bring Scotrail into public ownership
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; “There is no excuse at all for the SNP to drag their heels over bringing Scotland's railways into public ownership. Wasting time and money on consultations is just a smokescreen for their inaction. “Rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Covid-19, ScotRail, SNP, Nationalisation
Scottish Government set to reward ScotRail failure
RAIL UNION RMT today expressed its concern that the Scottish Government’s proposed revised ‘Franchising Policy Statement’ is laying the groundwork to give Dutch state-owned Abellio a direct award when the franchise ends next year, despite its well documented poor performance,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, Scottish Government, SNP, Scotland, Railway
Coalition call for public ownership of Scotland’s railway
A coalition of organisations and MSPs have today joined together to write to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to call for the Scottish Government to take Scotland’s rail passenger services into public ownership from January 2021, when the Scotrail and Caledonian...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Covid-19, Scotland
RMT on news that Scottish Government to consult on future of rail franchising
“It’s no coincidence that on the same day that a coalition of organisations and MSPs have called for the Scottish Government to take Scotland’s rail passenger services into public ownership, it has announced that it is reviewing its franchising policy....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Abellio, SNP, Covid-19, Scotland
Scottish Government paying fee to Dutch state railways
As thousands of RMT ScotRail workers are being balloted for strike action an internal memo sent by rail bosses to their staff has revealed the Scottish Government is blocking pay negotiations. The memo to staff dated 16th November sent by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot, Abellio, Scottish Government, SNP,
RMT to begin balloting for action in Scotrail pay fight
The union has been trying to secure a pay rise for 2020 for all Scotrail workers while the company have been pleading poverty and claims it is bound by the extension of Emergency Measures Agreements until January 2021. Meanwhile, the company has...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Pay Claim, Ballot,
RMT Scotrail guards to strike at Glasgow Central
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that Scotrail guards are to strike at Glasgow Central in a series of actions from the end of this month over the abuse of disciplinary procedures Following a ballot RMT's Lead Officer and local Union...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, guards, conductors, Glasgow Central,
RMT research reveals extent of Scottish rail companies Covid profiteering
RAIL UNION RMT has released new research that shows private Train Operating Companies and Rolling Stock Companies in Scotland are set to be handed in the region of £28 million in profit, under the ongoing Emergency Measures Agreements, which is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Scotrail, Abellio, SNP, Scottish government, Caledonian Sleeper, Serco,
No more excuses for Scottish Government
RAIL UNION RMT says that the announcement by the Welsh Labour government today that it is to take rail passenger services into public ownership means that there should now be no more excuses for the Scottish Government not to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, Abellio, SNP, Scottish government, Caledonian Sleeper, SERCO
RMT tribute to our member Donald Dinnie
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said; "On behalf of the union I want to send condolences, support and solidarity to Donald Dinnie's family‎, friends and colleagues. It is absolutely clear that he was much loved and highly respected by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT further reaction to Stonehaven derailment and fatalities
"The confirmation that there have been three fatalities in the Stonehaven derailment, including the driver and one of our conductor members, is the most dreadful news and this trade union's thoughts are with the families, colleagues and friends of those...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT response to derailment near Stonehaven
“RMT is aware of the major incident at Stonehaven and our reps are liaising directly at senior level with both ScotRail and Network Rail. “Our priority at this time is to support our members, their colleagues and their families and...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Derailment, ScotRail, Network Rail
RMT calls for halt to ticket office cuts
RAIL UNION RMT is calling for a stop to proposed cuts at Glasgow Queen Street’s ticket offices in the station’s travel shop. Glasgow Queen Street station, which is Scotland's third busiest railway station, has been in redevelopment for some time....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: ScotRail, abellio, snp, Scottish government, ticket office, queen street
RMT on news Abellio Scotrail Franchise won't be extended
Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcement that it will not extend the Abellio Scotrail Franchise Contract past 2022, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today’s announcement from the Scottish Government that it will not extend the Abellio Scotrail franchise past 2022 is...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Abellio, Franchise
RMT demands public ownership of ScotRail
On the fifth anniversary of Dutch State owned Abellio being awarded the Scotrail Franchise, rail union RMT has revealed that nearly 12,000 more trains have been cancelled in the last year alone beyond the level specified in the franchise agreement. In...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, Scottish government,
RMT to protest outside Scottish Parliament tomorrow‎
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating outside the Scottish Parliament tomorrow in a call for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought immediately and permanently back into public ownership. Activists...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, scottish parliament
RMT to protest outside Scottish Parliament
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating outside the Scottish Parliament next week in a call for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought immediately and permanently back into public ownership....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
RMT protests tomorrow for termination of ScotRail contract
RAIL UNION RMT will be demonstrating tomorrow and calling for the immediate termination of privateer Abellio ScotRail’s contract and for the essential public service to be brought permanently back into public ownership. RMT members and supporters will congregate on Friday...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
RMT on failing Scotrail franchise
As the Scottish Government confirms today that it has an operator of last resort in place to take over the failing Scotrail franchise RMT tells them to "stop wasting time and get on with it." General secretary Mick Cash said;...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, franchise, snp
No ScotRail cuts! demonstration
Abellio, the current ScotRail franchise holder, is planning on providing just two ticket desks offering the full range of tickets. This is a reduction from four desks in the current temporary location on Dundas Street, and six desks in the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, glasgow, queen street, ticket office
Scotrail set to default on rail franchise
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: ‘The Scotrail franchise has been in disarray for years and passengers have rightly had enough. Recent news that passenger numbers have dropped by more than 1 million proves that the travelling public are shunning Scotrail....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, passenger satisfaction, snp, scottish government,
RMT mobilising for protest tomorrow
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest tomorrow marking the closure of the Springburn Rail Depot – The Caley – and the political and corporate betrayal of 160 years...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT mobilising for protest on Friday
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest on Friday marking the closure of the Springburn Rail Depot – The Caley - and the political and corporate betrayal of 160 years...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT on train smoke alert at Glasgow Queen Street
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT would like to thank our colleagues from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt response to the incident this morning. “However, it raises serious questions about the current state of Scotland’s...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, glasgow, queen street
RMT to protest at SNP conference
RMT activists will once again be demonstrating outside the SNP conference this Saturday to raise awareness amongst the SNP delegates and the wider public of the Scottish Governments failure to put their warm words on fair work for all into...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: snp, conference, abellio, scotrail, northlink ferries, scotland
Mick Cash to warn of co-ordinated action over pension threat
At a meeting this lunchtime at the Scottish TUC in Dundee RMT General Secretary Mick Cash will warn in stark terms of national, coordinated industrial action if there is any threat to staff pensions as a result of the collapse...
Region: National
Tagged with: pensions, stagecoach, virgin, scotrail, mick cash, tory government, rail privatisation, stuc
RMT on Springburn depot closure
Rail union RMT tonight slammed the betrayal of the Scottish rail industry after Gemini confirmed that they are ending operations at the Springburn depot. The union has pledged to carry on the fight and to step up the campaign for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
Protest today in campaign to halt closure of Springburn
RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed rock-solid public support for a protest in Edinburgh this afternoon aimed at halting the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly 200 jobs and 160 years of train building,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT mobilising for Springburn protest on Tuesday
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public support for a protest on Tuesday aimed at halting the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT calls for campaign to halt closure of Springburn depot
RAIL UNION RMT today called for the mobilisation of the broadest possible political and public campaign to halt the proposed closure of the Springburn Rail Depot and the lifting of the threat to nearly 200 jobs and 160 years of train building,...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: gemini rail, scotrail, springburn depot
RMT renews rail nationalisation call
As Scotrail passengers face another New Year’s Fare hike, new research by RMT has found that the decision by the Scottish Government to delay returning the Scotrail Franchise to public ownership by three years will cost £37million, the equivalent of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, rail fares, rail privatisation,
ScotRail bosses to end free travel for kids
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Scotrail bosses for declaring war on passengers and staff alike as Scrooge bosses confirmed plans to end free rail travel for children. The popular ‘Kids Go Free’ scheme, which enables an adult able to take...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, kids go free, free travel, children, scotland
Public and passengers pay 8% on Scotrail bailout loans
Scotrail is owned is by Dutch State Rail, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) and in an article in the Dutch Press reporting NS support for its subsidiaries, including Scotrail, the NS financial director Bert Groenenwegen says: “The additional payments consist of loans...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, ns, snp, rail privatisation
RMT demands immediate action on ScotRail
Rail union RMT today wrote to both Scotrail and the Scottish Government demanding urgent action after it emerged that the company are in flagrant breach of a clear agreement with the union to halt once and for all the dumping...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, effluent, controlled emission tanks
RMT confirms industrial action goes ahead on Scotrail
Rail union RMT has confirmed that an indefinite ban on overtime and rest day working will come into force on Abellio Scotrail from midnight tonight after members voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over equality and justice for all...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, overtime ban, rest day working
RMT confirms industrial action on Scotrail
Rail union RMT has confirmed that an indefinite ban on overtime and rest day working will come into force on Abellio Scotrail from the‎ 10th October after members voted overwhelmingly for action in a dispute over equality and justice for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, overtime ban
RMT suspends strike action on ScotRail
The company agreed that present working practices at Paisley and Dunfermline will remain the same until a joint review is completed scrutinising the volume of work and staffing levels at both locations in order to work towards a permanent resolution...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, pailey and dunfermline, strike action
RMT confirms Scotrail CCTV strike action
Rail union RMT confirmed today that members will be taking strike action at Paisley and Dunfermline in a dispute over staff reductions and an attack on working patterns that the union says would seriously compromise public safety. Scotrail have been...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, paisley, dunfermline, safety
Scotrail fares to rise
As passengers return to work today in Scotland rail union RMT has revealed that Scotrail fares are to increase by more than three times the increase in Scottish salaries. Scotrail fares are to increase by 3.2% on average, with peak commuter...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, fare rises, rail privatisation
RMT salutes union activists
Following a high profile and hard hitting political and public campaign led by RMT coordinators at Scotrail Jim Gray, (pictured centre) and Dane Smith ( pictured on the right) and Network Rail the Scottish Government and Abellio Scotrail put in additional...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, sewage, abellio scotrail
RMT members vote for action on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT said today that members have voted by more than nine to one for industrial action over the proposed redundancy of 22 CCTV staff at Paisley and Dunfermline. The mandate for action will now be considered by the union’s...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, pailey, dunfermline, strike action
RMT to fight dangerous cuts to Scotrail CCTV staff
The information has come to light, and been confirmed, within the last 24 hours following a consultation briefing between management and staff. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This shocking news comes at a time of unprecedented terror threats across the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, cctv, paisley, dunfermline
RMT protest this Wednesday at Hamilton Central Station
MEMBERS OF rail union RMT will be protesting at Hamilton Central Railway Station at 1700 hours on Wednesday the 21st of June over a surge in violence towards staff – a situation which the union says management are choosing to ignore...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, hamilton, orr, office of rail and road, btp
Scotrail profits would pay for proposed £3m compensation
Following recent Scotrail claims that they don’t know how they will be able to pay for the £3 million scheme of a free week for passengers with monthly and annual passes proposed by the Scottish government, new research by rail...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, profits, compensation
RMT calls on Scottish Government to renationalise rail
RAIL UNION RMT has described the recent announcement of a £3 million pound subsidy for fare reductions on Abellio Scotrail by the Scottish government as a bribe and reissued it’s call for the essential transport service to be brought back...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, scottish government, snp, transport scotland
RMT calls for talks to bring ScotRail into public ownership
SCOTLAND’S BIGGEST RAIL UNION today wrote to Transport Minister Humza Yousaf calling for urgent talks on a plan to bring Scotrail into public ownership – drawing a line under the disastrous performance of the Dutch-owned Abellio outfit. (Letter below). Over...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, humza yousaf, snp
RMT ramps up pressure on Scotrail
General Secretary Mick Cash said:   "RMT's demand is clear. We know that the Abellio experiment on Scotrail has been a disaster and has been a ‎betrayal of the Scottish people exactly as we said from the off.   "RMT...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, snp, scottish government
RMT calls for Abellio to be stripped of Scotrail franchise
Rail union RMT today called on the Scottish Government to set out an immediate timetable for the stripping of Abellio of its Scotrail franchise as it emerged that performance has slumped while profiteering has risen – draining away key funds...
Region: National
Tagged with: Abellio, Scotrail, Day of Action
Scotrail RMT members vote to accept deal
Rail union RMT said today that members on Scotrail have voted by a massive ten to one to accept a deal thrashed out in a series of negotiations that guarantees the retention of safety-critica‎l guard on all current Scotrail services....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT secures ScotRail victory
FOLLOWING A MEETING of rail union RMT'S executive today the union is recommending members accept a deal that protects Guards and their safety critical role on Scotrail in what RMT has described as “a major breakthrough in the battle against...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT update on Scotrail talks
"After long hard hours at the negotiating table, and a sustained period of determined and solid industrial action involving our members,  RMT's team will be reporting back to the unions executive tomorrow where the details will be considered in full....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: safer scottish trains, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Demonstrates at Holyrood for Safer Scottish Trains
Activists will be assembling at 11am at Edinburgh Waverley Station before moving onto Holyrood for a protest outside First Ministers’ Question Time.   The key demands of the RMT’s Campaign for Safer Scottish Trains are:   •         Safe and secure...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, safer scottish trains, doo, driver only operation,
RMT launches new phase of "Safer Scottish Trains" campaign
The union continues to make the public and political case against any extension of Driver Only Operation in Scotland - making the positive case for "Safer Scottish Trains". The launch of this next phase of the campaign kicks off with an...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, Guards, Dispute
RMT SUSPENDS SCOTRAIL INDUSTRIAL ACTION
The full decision of the union executive is: “That we note that a Meeting has taken place with our elected Representatives and Lead Officer in Scotland to discuss the recent proposals from Scotrail over DOO/DCO, further we note that it...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, abellio, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT responds to threatened legal action in ScotRail dispute
"This latest move shows that ScotRail are keener on interfering in workplace democracy under the cover of the anti-union laws than they are in dealing with the issues of rail safety at the heart of the current dispute. " Ends
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT receives offer from ScotRail in guards safety dispute
In a circular to members issued today, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash sets out the details of the company offer; “ScotRail has confirmed that we are considering a way forward whereby Conductors will be retained on EMUs in the Network...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operations, guards, conductors
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash on Scotrail picket line
RMT Press picture hand out. ‎ RMT General Secretary Mick Cash on picket line at Glasgow Queen Street this morning Mick Cash said; "Our members on Scotrail stand solid and determined again this morning in the fight for safety on...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
ScotRail: No to DOO events
RAIL UNION RMT today announced a series of forthcoming public meetings and other activities in support of the campaign against Driver Only Operation on Scotrail.   The activities are: Thurs 4 August at 19:00 – Public Meeting Glasgow, Jury’s Inn – Jamaica...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT announces new ScotRail strike dates
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed new dates in the campaign of industrial action over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The additional days of strike action are as follows;   Sunday 7th August...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, abellio, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Scotrail RMT Dundee picket line
Press picture hand out. Immediate. Scotrail RMT Dundee picket line - strike rock solid again today. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "RMT members are solid, united and determined again today as they continue the fight for passenger and staff safety...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, abellio
RMT dismisses half-hearted, belated apology
RAIL UNION RMT has dismissed as "too little, too late" an apology that was dragged out of senior DfT official Peter Wilkinson at the Transport Select Committee yesterday following remarks he made at a Tory beano back in February where...
Region: National
Tagged with: peter wilkinson, dft, transport select committee, doo, driver only operation, southern, scotrail
DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL
Our Ref: BR2/0146 18th July 2016 Dear Colleague, DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL Further to my previous correspondence, I want to congratulate and commend you and your colleagues on the magnificent and solid industrial action that has already been taken. The strength of...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms new dates of industrial action on ScotRail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed new dates in the campaign of industrial action over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The additional days of strike action are as follows; Sunday 24th July –...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Driver Only Trains will increase the dangers for disabled
Rail UNION RMT warned today that Driver Only Operation, which will remove the guarantee of a safety-critical guard on trains, will further increase the “dangers and disadvantages” faced by disabled and vulnerable passengers at unstaffed stations as new parliamentary answers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, abellio
RMT responds to Scottish Transport Minister
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The minister and his colleagues in the Scottish Government need to remember that this dispute has been created by Abellio/Scotrail via Transport Scotland on behalf of his own administration who have the power to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Public Meeting: The truth about Abellio Scotrail
Rail union RMT is to hold a public meeting setting out the facts about Abellio Scotrail’s gambling with safety, by extending Driver Only Operation (DOO) to extract as much profit as possible from the operation. Abellio is a Dutch owned...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL
To All Abellio Scotrail Conductor and Conductor Instructor Members   Our Ref: BR2/0146   6th July 2016     Dear colleague   DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL   NO AGREEMENT REACHED ON LOCAL CONSULTATION ON HSTs, DMUs AND EMUs   Discussions on the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT Scotrail action remains "rock solid and determined"
“Despite the continuing and rock-solid action today it is extraordinary that Abellio/Scotrail choose to ignore the strength of feeling amongst their staff over the extension of DOO. That disgraceful and cavalier approach to jobs and safety on Scotland’s railways is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Scotrail Dispute
“Dear Colleagues   Once again your RMT Company Council staff side members and negotiating committee attended meetings at ACAS in Glasgow with a view to finding an amicable resolution to our current dispute.   Unfortunately, I regret to advise you...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation,
DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL
Our Ref BR2/0146 1st July 2016 TO ALL SCOTRAIL CONDUCTOR AND CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTOR MEMBERS Dear Colleague DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL RMT CALLS FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for the magnificent stand...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms fresh campaign of industrial action on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a fresh campaign of industrial action over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The revised programme of strike action is now as follows;   * 00.01 hours to 23.59 hours Sunday...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, abellio, guards, conductors
RMT warns that ORR is not an independent voice on DOO
RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the plan to bring the Office of Road and Rail into the Scotrail guards dispute is fraught with conflict as the ORR is funded by the train and rail companies directly through the Government...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: orr, office of road and rail, doo, driver only operation, scotrail, abellio, guards, conductors
RMT to lobby Scottish Parliament on Thursday
RAIL UNION RMT, currently locked into a programme of industrial on Scotrail over the safety-critical role of the guard, will be taking their fight direct to the Scottish Parliament this Thursday - 30th June. Union members and their supporters will outside...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, abellio
ScotRail strike - Day two
General Secretary Mick Cash said; "This morning I pay tribute to RMT members on Abellio/Scotrail who are fighting for the safety of our railways in the teeth of a campaign of bullying and dirty tricks by this Dutch owned outfit...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, abellio, guards, conductors
ScotRail parent company "raking it in"
On the second in a series of six 24 hour strike on Scotrail, and on the that day RMT members  protest  at the Dutch embassy  calling on the Dutch Government to intervene over Abellio/Scotrail’s failure address the issues at the heart...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, abellio
RMT responds to ScotRail letter this afternoon
  "After months of playing games this latest stunt from Scotrail now attempts to split the staff involved in this dispute into separate groups. That is classic "divide and rule" and makes a mockery of any serious attempt to get...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT action "solid as a rock" across Scotland
  Pickets at Edinburgh Waverley this morning in RMT Scotrail Guards dispute.  PRESS PICTURE HANDOUT General Secretary Mick Cash said; "The strike on Scotrail is solid as a rock this morning with our members united and determined in the fight...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT exposes ScotRail's true DOO intentions
A cache of documents sent out in error by Scotrail as attachments to an email by MD Phil Verster have blown the whistle on a secret strategy by the company to smash the unions and smuggle in Driver Only Operation...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors,
Scotrail sabotage strike talks planned for today
Talks had been planned for today through ACAS but the company have notified the union that they will not be attending - sabotaging and collapsing the normal process in disputes and confirming that they have no intention of resolving the dispute....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors, industrial action
RMT SCOTRAIL PROTEST THIS MORNING
RMT officials and members outside Abellio/Scotrail offices this morning with empty chairs and a table symbolising the company refusal to negotiate in the guards dispute. Credit: RMT RMT Other News storify feed Save
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL
Our Ref: BR2/0146 17 June 2016 Dear colleague DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL I am writing to give you an update on the current dispute your union is currently in with Scotrail and the planned strike action which is due to commence on Tuesday...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
Scotrail turn down talks offer from RMT in guards dispute
RAIL UNION RMT said today that Scotrail have turned down an offer to commence talks today, and over the weekend if required, in the dispute over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail with strike...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards, conductors
RMT confirms campaign of industrial action on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed a campaign of strike action and industrial action short of a strike over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The action will commence as follows;     Strikes...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL
Our Ref BR2/0146 14th June 2016 TO ALL SCOTRAIL CONDUCTORS AND CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTORS Dear Colleagues Strike action and overtime bans called! DOO/DCO ABELLIO SCOTRAIL Firstly I want to congratulate you all on the magnificent ballot result that came in last week....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
Overwhelming majority support retaining guards on ScotRail
New polling released today shows that the overwhelming majority want to see guards retained on ScotRail trains and are seriously concerned at the impact on passenger safety of rolling out Driver Only Operation (DOO) across Scotland.   ScotRail have claimed...
Region: National
Tagged with: ScotRail, Guards, Poll
RMT confirms overwhelming “yes” vote in ballot on Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that members have voted overwhelmingly for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation on Scotrail.   The vote was over 75% for...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, strike ballot
RMT sets out "dossier of dirty tricks" deployed by Scotrail
As the RMT strike ballot on Scotrail, over the extension of Driver Only Operation and the threat to the safety-critical guards, enters its final week the union has set out a “dossier of dirty tricks” currently being deployed by the...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation, conductors
Abellio organise scab-army
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed Scotrail for "declaring all out war on their workforce" after emails emerged confirming that the Dutch-owners, Abellio, are recruiting a scab-army behind the scenes - proving that they have no intention of reaching a negotiated settlement...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, doo, driver only operation, guards
RMT slams continuing Scotrail management dirty tricks
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed continued management dirty tricks as a ballot of guards across Scotrail for industrial action over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation gets underway.   The ballot opens today - Tuesday 24th May...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, driver only operation, doo
MORE LIES AND DIRTY TRICKS FROM SCOTRAIL
Our Ref BR2/0146 23rd May 2016 TO ALL CONDUCTORS AND CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTORS AT ABELLIO SCOTRAIL Dear Colleagues, Regrettably once again I am having to write to you because of the campaign of misinformation and outright lies being spread by Abellio Scotrail....
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
RMT confirms ballot on Scotrail over Driver Only Operation
The ballot will open on Tuesday 24th May 2016 with a closing date of Tuesday 7th June 2016 RMT’s policy is for no extension of DOO on any route or service and for the guard to be in full operational control of...
Region: National
Tagged with: Scotrail, DOO
RMT demands answers from Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today demanded answers from Scotrail on rail safety, and a rolling back of the introduction of Driver Only Operation, after an appalling incident at East Dumbarton on a Saturday night when a man fell between the platform...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
Scotrail gambles with passenger safety over DOO
The union is already in dispute with Scotrail over plans to implement the removal of Conductors from trains as set out in the Invitation to Tender document produced by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish government. A ballot is...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, driver only operation, doo
RMT goes into dispute with Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that preparations are now under way for a ballot of guards across Scotrail for industrial action over the extension of Driver Only Operation and Driver Controlled operation.     RMT’s policy is for no extension...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, doo, driver only operation
Costs of Scottish Rail Privatisation
Scotrail passengers facing more fare rise misery as they return to work after the Festive break could have had a 13% discount on their rail fares if it was not for costly and complex policy of rail privatisation a new report...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, caledonian sleeper, serco
'Enjoy yourself and stay safe'
British Transport Police (BTP), ScotRail and trade unions are urging anyone using the rail network during the Festive period to enjoy themselves, stay safe and to respect the rail staff working at this time.   The number of BTP officers...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: christmas, british transport police, btp, scotrail, aslef, rmt
RMT sends out warning to Abellio Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today warned that plans by Abellio Scotrail to axe over eighty engineering and cleaners jobs could lead to a formal industrial dispute.   Union representatives have been in talks with Scotrail management where the company’s proposals to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, network rail,
Forth Bridge closure exposes lack of capacity on Scotrail
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “The sudden and enforced closure of the Forth Bridge has seriously exposed the chronic lack of spare rolling stock and capacity on Scotrail with the company now advising people not to use their services...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail
RMT Slams "Shocking and Patronising" Scotrail
RAIL UNION RMT today slammed “shocking and patronising” letters sent out to applicants who failed to secure train driver jobs recently advertised by Abellio/Scotrail.  The letters, sent out to thousands of unsuccessful internal and external candidates, have been branded by...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail,
Redundancies - Abellio Scotrail / Network Rail
Our Ref: BR2/15/4 3rd July 2015 Dear Colleague REDUNDANCIES – ABELLIO SCOTRAIL / NETWORK RAIL I write with regards to the above matter and to inform you that your Senior Union Representatives have been in urgent talks with Scotrail management to discuss...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio scotrail, network rail
RMT success on Scotrail sewage dumping campaign
Following a meeting late last week between RMT reps and Transport Minister, Derek MacKay, Scotrail management and Transport Scotland officials in Parliament the union is pleased to announce that it has secured a major victory in bringing forward the date...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, sewage, dumping
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Abellio Scotrail
Our Ref: BR2/0001/AS 25th June 2015 Dear colleague, Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2015 – Abellio Scotrail (Drivers) I write to advise you that your negotiating team has rejected the Company’s so-called final offer which is as follows:- A one...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: abellio, scotrail, drivers
RMT demands public inquiry into Abellio
RMT has written to the UK and Scottish Governments calling for a full inquiry into the involvement of the Dutch state railways subsidiary, Abellio, in rail contracts on the Anglia and Northern rail franchises and the Scottish Government’s Scotrail franchise. ...
Region: National
Tagged with: abellio, anglia, northern, scotrail
RMT on Scotrail shutdown
"These weather conditions once again shine the spotlight on just how important it is that we have the staffing levels needed to carry out the safety critical work on our railways that is underway right now. The cuts being demanded...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, orr, office of rail regulation
RMT on Scotrail franchise award
General Secretary Mick Cash said   "It is scandalous that just a few weeks after the referendum, and promises from all quarters that the Scottish people would have an increased say in every aspect of their lives, that the continued...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, abellio
Union’s demand suspension of Scotrail franchising process
Statement on Scotland’s powers over rail passenger services We welcome that as part of the new devolution settlement for the Scottish people there are commitments to devolved responsibility on rail so the Scottish Government can decide whether it wishes to...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: scotrail, calendonian sleeper
Recognition and Reward Commonwealth Games 2014
Circular No IR/160/14 To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils Our Ref: BR1/22/2 12th June 2014 Dear Colleagues RECOGNITION AND REWARD COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014 Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 11th April 2014 (IR/109/14), in which I advised...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: First Scotrail, Commonwealth Games
RMT secures Commonwealth Games reward on First Scotrail
RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said: “After long and detailed discussions between RMT negotiators and First Scotrail we are pleased to be able to confirm that we have secured an agreement which will properly reward all staff involved in...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: first scotrail, commonwealth games