‘We have not had a pay rise for 3 years’: Aslef practice drivers picket at Glasgow Central Station


Practice drivers staged a picket line outdoors Glasgow Central Station in the present day in a dispute over pay.

Aslef union members working for TransPennine Specific and Avanti West Coast are on strike in Scotland amid the dispute.

Drivers mentioned they’ve been pressured into motion – claiming they haven’t had a pay rise for 3 years and haven’t even been made a proposal.

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ScotRail companies will not be affected on this dispute, that means all of its companies are working as regular.

'We've not had a pay rise for three years': Aslef train drivers picket at Glasgow Central StationColin Mearns

Jim Baxter, Aslef Scottish govt committee member, mentioned: “We’re three years down the road now from a pay rise.

“We’ve not even had a proposal and sufficient is sufficient.

“Drivers within the railway labored during the pandemic to ensure that key employees received to their office and all they’re asking for is for a proposal, a good provide to be made.

“Sadly, the rail business has been shackled by the UK Authorities and has refused to make a proposal to our members and that is simply not acceptable.

“It’s three years of actual phrases pay being lower.”

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A spokesperson for Avanti West Coast mentioned: “But once more our prospects will bear the brunt of the economic motion and face extra days of pointless disruption.

“We should be all working collectively for the long-term advantage of our individuals and prospects. So, we ask the unions once more to have interaction in significant business reform talks round modernising working practices and growing a railway match for the twenty first century.

“We wish to reiterate our because of our prospects for his or her endurance and understanding.”

The Rail Supply Group, which represents the practice working corporations, mentioned the strikes are damaging to the railways.

Daniel Mann, director of business operations on the Rail Supply Group, mentioned: “These strikes disrupt the journey plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers and undermine companies who proceed to wrestle with rising prices and this continued motion will solely additional injury the railway’s restoration.”

Separate rail strikes by the RMT union, which can have an effect on ScotRail companies, are on account of happen on Saturday and Monday, inflicting widespread cancellation and disruption throughout the rail community.


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