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Drivers' union confirm acceptance of improved Scotrail pay offer


By Niall Harkiss

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Drivers' union Aslef has today confirmed that its members have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by Scotrail.

The renewed offer included a 5 per cent increase in basic pay and ground-breaking revenue share premium.

Drivers' union Aslef has confirmed that its members have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by Scotrail.
Drivers' union Aslef has confirmed that its members have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by Scotrail.

The union had recommended that members accept the deal when it was put to a vote where ballots closed on Friday, July 8.

The rail operator will now engage with Aslef in the coming days on the work needed to resume the full timetable as soon as possible.

It is understood that this will be a complex process, which is also dependent on drivers returning to work, rest days and overtime.

ScotRail said its teams are working hard to introduce the full timetable as soon as possible.

David Simpson, ScotRail service delivery director, said:

“I am delighted that ASLEF members have voted for this pay deal. All parties involved have worked hard to find an agreement that recognises the hard work of staff and the financial challenges faced by the railway as we look to recover from the pandemic.

“ScotRail, our staff, and our customers want to have a reliable, efficient, and sustainable railway that supports the economy and connects communities across the country. This deal is a significant step towards delivering that.”


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