Disputes

Reviewing the ScotRail dispute

In this contribution, an RMT rep looks back on the recent ScotRail dispute. We welcome additional contributions to the discussion.




When its AGM unanimously accepted a drastically improved pay offer from ScotRail on the eve of COP26, it came as the first major victory RMT's efforts to bust the...

Build on Scotrail Win: Step Up Strikes!

ScotRail workers have seen off an attempt by their employer to attack working conditions, and have broken the pay freeze that the government and employers were determined to impose on us. But Scotrail workers will face new battles in the new year. It is essential that we build on the momentum of...

Cally Sleeper workers vote for further strikes

Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper, the overnight train which runs between London and various destinations in Scotland, currently operated by Serco, have voted by an 86% majority for further strikes, and by an 88% majority for further action short of a strike, on a 61% turnout in their latest...

More Views on Scotrail Deal

“Personally, I think it’s an acceptable offer.
It’s appalling that it took the threat of disruption during COP26 to even get Abellio round the table, and a management-produced Q&A document encouraging workers to break a strike in return for a pay rise was shameful. Aside from a few colleagues who...

ScotRail strikes off as settlement accepted

Off The Rails will carry further analysis and assessment of the ScotRail dispute soon. The following report gives the essential facts.




Strikes planned by ScotRail workers during the COP26 conference have been called off, after RMT accepted a deal to end the dispute.

A so-called “final...

Track workers ballot for strikes

Track workers employed by Swietelsky, a sub-contractor used by Network Rail, are balloting for strikes to win better pay, after their employer offered an increase of just 1%.

Given current increases in the cost of living, a 1% pay "increase" amounts to a pay cut. RMT has rightly called attention...

Sunday Strikes on EMR

Senior Conductors at East Midlands Railway delivered a 74% yes vote in the recent re-ballot for strike action with further Sunday strikes announced up until 10 October. They are happy to be joined today, and for the next 7 weeks, by EMR Train Managers taking strike action in a separate dispute over...

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