Categories
News

ASLEF votes to accept 5% pay increase with ScotRail, ending industrial action

This article was originally submitted on July 12. ScotRail train drivers have voted to accept a 5% pay increase and improvements to working conditions, according to their trade union, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF). Their acceptance of the agreement will bring to an end two months of industrial action, which saw […]

Categories
Features

Scotrail cuts leave commuters facing chaos

Abellio ScotRail, the main train operator in Scotland, has laid out a timetable from May 2022 which will see the present pandemic-related train cuts extended for some time into the future. Though this timetable will see a modest increase in daily train services – from 2000 to 2100 – it comes at the expense of […]

Categories
News

ScotRail strikes called off

A planned strike action by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) against Abellio ScotRail during the COP26 climate convention in Glasgow has been called off after an agreement on pay and working conditions was agreed between the two. In a joint press statement issued on Wednesday 27 October, RMT and ScotRail […]

Categories
Comment

Scotrail’s failings show why nationalisation could be a viable solution

Between 1994 and 1997, British Rail was privatised. This was done due to an ideological fervour sweeping through a few Tory MPs, not a desire to improve transportation. Reasons given for this were the stale sandwiches, lack of commercial flair and an ability of the private sector to encourage greater competition. But British Rail was […]