RMT plans industrial action at Glasgow Central
Industrial action is planned by RMT guards based at Glasgow Central, over claims of abuse of disciplinary procedures.
Following a ballot, the RMT says all members are instructed not to work any shifts between 0001 and 2359 on November 29, December 6/13/20/27 and January 3 (all Sundays).
Members are also not to work rest days, higher grade duty or overtime from 0001 on November 30 until January 2.
Outgoing RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said the purpose of the action was to send a clear message to management about continued attacks on their grade.
ScotRail said there will be minimal impact for passengers as it isn’t reliant on rest day working, although some trains may be cancelled on Sundays as a result.
“It is very disappointing that the RMT has organised a strike during a national crisis, when we are all working hard to provide a critical service for the country,” said Operations Director David Simpson.
“It is particularly disappointing that the action is being taken when the disciplinary process hasn’t been completed yet, which goes against the spirit of our efforts to engage positively with the RMT.”