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PremierLeague-News.Com - RMT organiser Mick Hogg said failure to reach a better deal during meetings next week could result in a ballot for strike action.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Rail workers across Scotland could be set to go on strike again after union members rejected the latest pay deal. The RMT union - whose members include ticket examiners, conductors and station staff - announced earlier today that 60% of members who voted in a ballot rejected a deal that would increase pay by 5% and create a revenue sharing programme. RMT organiser Mick Hogg said failure to reach a better deal during meetings next week could result in a ballot for strike action. The news comes less than a month after rail drivers' union Aslef accepted a similar pay deal and ended a dispute that saw hundreds of trains cancelled in the preceding months. Read More Related Articles Nicola Sturgeon's 'heart isn't in independence referendum fight', says Lib Dems leader Read More Related Articles Interest rates rise to highest level since 2009 - here is what it means for you ScotRail's head of customer operations Phil Campbell said: "It is incredibly disappointing that RMT members have voted against this offer. "The offer made to general grade staff is a strong one and recognises the cost-of-living challenges faced by families across the country, as well as delivering good value for the public. "The deal on offer recognises the hard work of staff while conscious of the financial challenges faced by the railway as we look to recover from the pandemic. "We all want to have a reliable, efficient, and sustainable railway that supports the economy and connects communities across the country.
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." Transport Scotland said the offer was "fair and affordable", but added the body is still committed to resolving the dispute. A spokeswoman said: "Any continued industrial action will undoubtedly have negative impacts on passengers which, in turn, has further implications for rail finances. "The required timetable changes and cancellations also discourage a return to rail at a time when we are trying to build back patronage.
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