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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00176

Pay Justice and Equality for ScotRail Workers

Submitted by: Richard Leonard, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Submitting member has a registered interest.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Ariane Burgess, Maggie Chapman, Katy Clark, Ross Greer, Patrick Harvie, Monica Lennon, Gillian Mackay, Carol Mochan, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Lorna Slater, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba
Current status: Achieved cross-party support

That the Parliament commends what it sees as the essential role played by all grades of ScotRail workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help ensure that rail passenger services in the Central Scotland region and across the country continued to run; understands that Conductor and Ticket Examiner grades members of the RMT have taken a number of days of industrial action since March 2021 in two separate disputes, with further dates for industrial action scheduled, over Abellio ScotRail’s reported refusal to negotiate a rest-day working agreement for ScotRail general grades; believes with concern that this decision by Abellio ScotRail fails to treat all grades of ScotRail worker equally; understands that Abellio ScotRail’s operations continue to be fully funded by the Scottish Government under its Emergency Measures Agreement and that, as the Scottish Government is managing the franchise, only it has the ability to resolve these disputes, and notes the calls on the Scottish Government to intervene as a matter of urgency and commit itself and Abellio ScotRail to meaningful talks with the RMT with the purpose of reaching a fair resolution to these disputes.