“This is a fantastic victory for our members in ScotRail and I congratulate them on their strong strike actions, without which there would have been no deal reached.”Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary
By the RMT Press Office
Workers in ScotRail have won a significant victory in their fight for a decent pay rise, job security and good working conditions.
Following our industrial campaign which included two days of strikes, most Scotrail members have won a pay rise of between 7 and 9% backdated to April, an extension of the no compulsory guarantee for 6 years and a series of payments to enhance the wage packet on a yearly basis.
Members also won improved maternity payments and Sunday working benefits among other improvements.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “This is a fantastic victory for our members in ScotRail and I congratulate them on their strong strike actions, without which there would have been no deal reached.
“The pay rise on top of further payments and improvements to working conditions will help with the cost-of-living crisis and ensure that the travelling public are not inconvenienced further.
“This negotiated settlement shows what can be done when employers behave reasonably and are willing to do a deal.”
Notes on the deal:
A 5 per cent increase in basic pay. This is broken down as a 2.2 per cent increase to recognise the cost-of-living challenges (funded by Transport Scotland and paid to all general grades since April 2022), and a further 2.8 per cent increase (to be funded by ScotRail), which recognises and rewards the flexibility of rostering arrangements as ScotRail responds to changes in our markets as we emerge from the pandemic.
A £750 payment consolidated into pay for all general grade staff in recognition for accepting use of technology.
£390 excess revenue share (paid as quickly as possible) less tax and NI contributions and pro rata.
All this alongside other benefits, mean most members will receive a total pay increase of between 7 and 9 percent.
- This article was originally published by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) on November 25th, 2022.
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