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ScotRail Six-day Strike Series to begin this weekend

Across Scotland key train services will be cancelled every Sunday for 24 hours, starting this weekend over a six-week period due to strike action.

ScotRail Train conductors have decided to take industrial action due to a dispute in regards to overtime pay increases.

In a statement on Wednesday, ScotRail said it would not be able to provide the same level of services over the next six Sundays. As result a services which start or terminate at Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, Stirling, and Glasgow Queen Street High-Level will be cancelled, with many services from Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central High-Level cancelled too.

ScotRail head of conductors Graham Ralston said: "We will do everything we can to minimize the consequences of this action, but key workers will be adversely affected.

"Inevitably, many will have to find alternative and much less convenient ways to get to work to perform their life-saving duties"

The decision Headed by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) its general secretary Mick Cash said: ‘We have made it clear that we will not allow ScotRail to divide the workforce and are demanding that ScotRail do what is fair and honor an enhanced rate for rest day working for all grades.’

ScotRail is warning that there will be widespread cancellations on each strike day. Replacement buses will run on routes which serve major hospitals.

There will be more to follow in coming weeks as the strikes commence.

 

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