Rail (UK)

RMT plans in­dus­trial ac­tion at Glas­gow Cen­tral

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In­dus­trial ac­tion is planned by RMT guards based at Glas­gow Cen­tral, over claims of abuse of dis­ci­plinary pro­ce­dures.

Fol­low­ing a bal­lot, the RMT says all mem­bers are in­structed not to work any shifts between 0001 and 2359 on Novem­ber 29, De­cem­ber 6/13/20/27 and Jan­uary 3 (all Sun­days).

Mem­bers are also not to work rest days, higher grade duty or over­time from 0001 on Novem­ber 30 un­til Jan­uary 2.

Out­go­ing RMT Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Mick Cash said the pur­pose of the ac­tion was to send a clear mes­sage to man­age­ment about con­tin­ued at­tacks on their grade.

ScotRail said there will be min­i­mal im­pact for pas­sen­gers as it isn’t re­liant on rest day work­ing, al­though some trains may be can­celled on Sun­days as a re­sult.

“It is very dis­ap­point­ing that the RMT has or­gan­ised a strike dur­ing a na­tional cri­sis, when we are all work­ing hard to pro­vide a crit­i­cal ser­vice for the coun­try,” said Operations Direc­tor David Simp­son.

“It is par­tic­u­larly dis­ap­point­ing that the ac­tion is be­ing taken when the dis­ci­plinary process hasn’t been com­pleted yet, which goes against the spirit of our ef­forts to en­gage pos­i­tively with the RMT.”

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