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ScotRail Control Staff Vote For Strike Action

13 September 2019

Dozens of TSSA members in Control at ScotRail have voted overwhelmingly for strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over pay.

The dispute relates to the refusal of Scotrail to meet our members’ aspirations in the 2018 pay clam and rest day working payments for TSSA members within the Control Room.

Scotrail have offered a rest day working payment to TSSA members within the Driver Team Manager grade but not to our members within the Control room.

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, said: “This result sends a clear signal about the strength of feeling among our members who are furious at being treated like second class citizens.

“More voted for strike action than action short of a strike so ScotRail has been served very clear notice to get real. The Company fully understands that if Control staff don’t turn up for work the entire network will come to a halt.

“Be in no doubt that our members have not taken this step lightly. Our union is happy to talk to ScotRail anytime and anywhere to get this sorted.

However, given that we are already in dispute with the Company over our Driver Team Manager members who are already taking part in industrial action - I won’t hold my breath.

“Michael Matheson needs to get his finger out as industrial relations at ScotRail are spiralling out of control.”

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