RMT pay deal ends threat of strike action at COP26

Last updated:
Thursday, 28 October 2021

Following further discussion between ScotRail and RMT, the following agreement was reached:

  • A one year pay deal comprising of a 2.5 per cent pay increase backdated to 01 April 2021.
  • A payment of £300 to all staff ensuring COP26 is fully supported (separate agreement with full details on commitments is to be signed).
  • A 3 hour book-on allowance applied to each rest day worked, applicable for 12 months from the date of this agreement.

By accepting this offer, it is agreed that all current disputes between RMT and ScotRail will be resolved and that all current and planned Industrial Action will be withdrawn immediately.

Our talks acknowledged the pressures on Scotland’s railway, and we agreed that by working together and exploring future productivity initiatives we will be able to build a sustainable future for ScotRail.

Ian McConnell, ScotRail Chief Operating Officer, said:

“We have reached a pay agreement with the RMT trade union that resolves strike action.

“We look forward to Scotland’s Railway playing its part in delivering a successful COP26 next week.”

Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary, said:

"Following further discussions between RMT and ScotRail an agreement has been reached and the proposals have been accepted by the union.

“As the disputes are resolved strike action has been cancelled and RMT members have been advised to work normally."