Four strikes to hit Scotland’s Railway

Four separate strikes will hit Scottish railways in the same week.

More industrial action is planned in Scotland by rail union RMT as four separate disputes continue over the coming weeks.

On Sunday 13 June, Abellio ScotRail conductors and ticket examiners will again take strike action in two separate disputes in their long-running pay dispute for all grades on enhancements for rest day working.

 Meanwhile. RMT members on the Serco Caledonian sleeper are preparing for eleven days of strike action – from Tuesday 15 June to Saturday 26 June 2021 – over a pay freeze the company is proposing for employees.

 At the same time, fleet Maintenance Staff at the Perth Depot will be taking strike action on Tuesday 15 June and Wednesday 16 June over a breach of the dignity and respect policy.

Mick Lynch, RMT.

 Commenting on the disputes, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Scotland’s railways are set for a long hot summer of disputes as our members take strike action in four separate disputes.

“Strike action is a last resort – when all other avenues have failed – and the fact that we now have four disputes running in Scotland shows just how badly privateers like Abellio and Serco run their operations and treat their workers.

“If the companies will not sit round the table and engage in serious talks aimed at resolving each of these disputes then the politicians responsible for issuing the franchises need to intervene and force their hand.

“RMT will be proudly backing our members who have kept Scotland’s railways running throughout the pandemic in their fights for workplace justice.”

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