ScotRail agrees on new pay offer with union

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ScotRail has agreed to a 5% pay deal with the train drivers union Aslef after a period of discussions.

ScotRail had previously made an offer of 4.2% and better working conditions; this was rejected by Aslef.

Credit: ScotRail

ScotRail announced a temporary timetable several weeks ago in response to the strike action which affected several routes, including Stirling.

In addition to a pay increase, the offer also encompasses zero compulsory redundancies for a five year period, a rise in the amount paid for both maternity and adoption leave, and until March 2023, those working on a rest day will be paid £400.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said: “We’ve made a really good offer which recognises the cost of living challenges faced by families across the country and delivers good value for the public.”

Kevin Lindsay, Aslef’s Scotland organiser, said: “The offer on pay has been increased to 5% and we have received improved offers on pay for rest day working, Sunday working allowances, driving instructor allowances, maternity pay and an extension of no compulsory redundancies to five years.

“There has also been an improved proposal around the non-consolidated revenue scheme.”

The deal will now be discussed at a meeting of the Aslef union executive committee before being voted on by the wider Aslef membership.

ScotRail entered public ownership on April 1st, after previously being run by Abellio for a seven-year period.

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