COP26 rail strike off after RMT agrees pay deal
A strike would have caused major disruption
A damaging rail strike during the COP26 summit has been avoided after a pay deal was agreed tonight with the RMT union.
The deal gives its members a 2.5% rise backdated to 1 April with improved conditions and a COP payment for all staff.
Ian McConnell, ScotRail chief operating officer, said: “We have reached a pay agreement with the RMT trade union that resolves strike action.
“We look forward to Scotland’s Railway playing its part in delivering a successful COP26 next week.”
Mick Lynch, RMT general secretary, said: “Following further discussions between RMT and ScotRail an agreement has been reached and the proposals have been accepted by the union.