Workplace Report December 2021

Bargaining news

Strikes avoided at COP26

As unions and union confederations were preparing to take part in last month’s COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, an RMT pay deal with ScotRail put an end to the possibility that it might be disrupted by further industrial action.

The deal involved a 2.5% pay increase backdated to 1 April; a payment of £300 to all staff; and a three hour “book-on allowance” applied to each rest day worked, applicable for 12 months from the date of the agreement.

Delegates at RMT’s AGM in Leeds had previously voted to reject a “revised pay offer”.