Posted 4th May 2018 | No Comments

RMT, TSSA, call off planned ScotRail CCTV strike

The RMT and TSSA have suspended industrial action which had been set to take place tomorrow at two ScotRail CCTV centres, after the RMT said ScotRail had agreed not to make 22 jobs redundant, and also not to impose night shifts.

The RMT said that ‘the company agreed that present working practices at Paisley and Dunfermline will remain the same until a joint review is completed scrutinising the volume of work and staffing levels at both locations in order to work towards a permanent resolution to this issue’.  

TSSA also confirmed that tomorrow’s strike is cancelled while talks over a new offer take place, but TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes warned: “We aren't out of the woods and our strike on Scottish Cup Final weekend will go ahead if no progress is made before then.”

RMT general secretary Mick Cash also welcomed the news, but said: “Ultimately this is a safety issue and further industrial action is planned for next month if a suitable solution is not found.”

The TSSA said Manuel Cortes had asked Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf to intervene ‘to settle the dispute after management insisted on imposing new compulsory night shifts on staff whose family and child care commitments meant they simply could not work nights’.

Mr Cortes added: "This is a dispute that should never have happened.”