ScotRail CCTV Walkout on Cup Final Day
Rail workers to walk out on Cup Final day in a row over ScotRail CCTV monitoring staff.
18:50 14 May 2018
The TSSA Union cancelled its supposed May 5 strike after they received a new offer from ScotRail. However, they intend to walk out on Scottish Cup Final weekend if no progress is made before then.
The union said that CCTV staff members are “overstretched” after the company accepted 17 applications for voluntary redundancy from 22 specialist staff. They are also protesting against new compulsory night shifts on employees whose family and childcare commitments keep them from working nights.
Manuel Cortes, TSSA general secretary, said: "This is a dispute that should never have happened. ScotRail management should hang their heads in shame for trying to impose night shifts on parents who can't simply leave their children home alone."
"And of course the new night shift rosters would never have been needed if ScotRail management hadn't allowed way too many people in their CCTV centres to take voluntary severance, leaving the team understaffed and underskilled."
"We are pleased that at long last ScotRail now appear to be seeing sense."
"They have made a new offer which we are happy to sit down in talks and explore whether this can lead to a resolution our members can access."
"However, 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."
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