News - Strike looms in ScotRail as long-running TSSA dispute deepen

Two Scotrail trains and buffers

Rail union TSSA is warning of strike action after managers across ScotRail voted in favour of industrial action in a long-running dispute over on-call working.  

Managers working in Operations Team Manager and ScotRail Operations Manager grades have voted by 70% in favour of taking strike action, in a dispute on on-call working which dates back to 2021.   

TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust said: “Throughout this dispute ScotRail have dragged their feet. They agreed to a joint working group to discuss our members’ concerns in 2021, then refused to meet us for over a year. 

“Now after 12 months of negotiations their “Final” on-call policy offer still fails to address a number of crucial issues including payment. Our members have had enough.... 

“Our members don’t vote lightly for strike action. But ScotRail have acted in bad faith throughout the dispute and enough is enough. 

“The ball is in ScotRail’s court now. If they want to avoid strike action they need to get back round the table with us and make an offer our members can accept. Otherwise we’ll see them on the picket line!" 

TSSA members who voted for strike action include Conductor Team Managers, Driver Team Managers, On Train Team Managers and Station Team Managers, ODMs and SODMs working at stations across Scotland.