ScotRail strike action off after union accept improved pay offer

Members of the RMT union accepted the offer on Thursday, which includes a 5% pay rise and a £750 payment.

ScotRail strike action called off after improved pay offer accepted by RMT union members iStock

ScotRail strikes have been called off after an improved pay offer was made to workers.

Industrial action had been due to take place over the next month by members of the RMT union.

The dispute is separate to the one currently ongoing involving union members who are Network Rail staff.

A 5% increase in basic pay and a £750 payment were promised as part of the offer.

It also included an increase in the no compulsory redundancies guarantee from five to six years.

The offer also involves a 3% commission for all gate and manual barrier staff, while the rest day working agreement would be extended until October 31 next year.

A majority of 67.7% of RMT members voted in favour of accepting the offer made by ScotRail.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail head of customer operations, welcomed the acceptance of the offer.

“We are delighted that RMT members have voted to accept this pay offer,” said Campbell.

“We worked hard to put forward an offer which recognises the hard work of staff, as well as the financial challenges faced by the railways as we recover from the pandemic.

“ScotRail, our staff and our customers want to have a reliable, safe and sustainable railway that supports the economy and connects communities across the country.

“By reaching agreement with the RMT, we can now focus fully on delivering a service which our customers expect and deserve.”

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