GMB Scotland Media Statement: Scotrail 5 per cent pay offer reaction
Responding to the 5 per cent pay offer negotiated between train drivers’ union ASLEF and Scotrail this afternoon (Thursday 9 June), which will now be subject to drivers’ consultation, GMB Scotland Senior Organiser Keir Greenaway said:
“Credit to ASLEF members for standing together and fighting for what they feel they are worth.
“Scottish Government Ministers can be assured that GMB members across local government are doing likewise to confront the cost-of-living crisis and to make work better.
“Today’s developments certainly demonstrate the paltry 2 per cent offer currently on the table from COSLA, a figure worth less than a tenner a week extra for staff earning under £25,000 a year, is neither credible nor acceptable.
“It’s clear the only language our political leaders understand is action. That’s why we are recommending our members vote yes for strikes in our local government ballot.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.