Scotrail strikes scrapped as workers accept pay offer

The RMT trade union has confirmed that its general grades members have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by ScotRail.

The union had recommended that members accept the deal when it was put to a vote, with the referendum closing yesterday.

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This deal only applies to ScotRail employees and is separate to the current pay dispute and industrial action being taken by Network Rail staff who are members of the RMT.

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The offer saw a five per cent 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 three per cent commission for all gate and manual barrier staff, while the rest day working agreement would be extended until October 31 next year.

Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said: “We are delighted that RMT members have voted to accept this pay offer.

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“We worked hard to put forward an offer which recognises the hard work of staff, as well as the financial challenges faced by the railway 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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