RMT members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

A pay offer by ScotRail has been accepted by RMT members, with general grades members voting in favour of the deal.

In Wales, an offer of 4.5% across all grades with a minimum increase of £1,500 full-time equivalent, with a commitment of no compulsory redundancies and productivity improvements has been recommended by the RMT.

In England, a series of 48-hour strikes in December and January was announced on 22 November in addition to an overtime ban after the RMT said Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group failed to make an improved pay offer. General Secretary Mick Lynch said a planned meeting with the RDG was cancelled with an hour’s notice.

However, two days later, Transport Secretary Mark Harper met Mr Lynch in a meeting described as ‘constructive’. Mr Harper wrote: ‘There is a deal to be done and I believe we will get there – I want to facilitate the RMT and employers to make it happen for the benefit of the travelling public.’ He added that he hoped the disputes can be resolved before Christmas.