RMT strike action - Now suspended

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Last updated: 16:00

Planned RMT strike action has been suspended

All services that would have been affected as a result of the proposed strike action on Sunday 7, Monday 8, Thursday 11, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August will run as normal.

Phil Verster, Managing Director of the ScotRail Alliance said: “I am really pleased for our customers and our people that the RMT have accepted our request to suspend further industrial action. Doing this allows us to get round the table and finalise an agreement that will, hopefully, bring this dispute to an end.

Throughout this process we have always maintained that we would keep a second member of staff on board our trains to look after our customers. That is the way we work here in Scotland and there have never been any plans to change that. The question has been about what that second member of staff actually does.

We have made a very positive proposal that we will now seek agreement on. If it is agreed, it would mean that Conductors could concentrate on delivering an even better service to our customers. It would also mean that our trains will be more punctual and would allow us to deliver faster journeys.

Hundreds of millions of pounds are being invested in new faster, longer, greener trains and on upgrading and electrifying lines. This will transform the way people travel. If we can get agreement on our proposal, the way in which we serve our customers will also be transformed.”