New three-day strike ‘could affect trains services in and out of Glasgow’


Strike motion may have an effect on practice providers out and in of Glasgow later this month.

RMT members in technician and upkeep management workers working for Hitachi Rail have referred to as a 72-hour strike over a dispute about lowering vacation entitlement.

Staff mentioned trains on the Glasgow to Edinburgh route and to and from Alloa and Lanark might be affected.

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Motion has already taken place on July 1 however the union mentioned the dispute has not been resolved and additional motion will happen.

The RMT mentioned a 72-hour strike has been referred to as from 00:01 hours on Sunday July 31 to 23:59 hours on Tuesday August 2.

Staff mentioned Hitachi are planning to take 12 days annual go away from them.

One employee mentioned: “With out our availability to guard this service it is rather seemingly clients can be affected on routes to Lanark, Alloa, Edinburgh and others that the category 385 covers. “

Hitachi mentioned it can strive to make sure there isn’t a impression on providers and passengers.

On the earlier strike Hitachi managed to keep up providers however unions say there have been security breaches consequently.

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Michael Lynch, RMT Common Secretary, mentioned, in a letter to members: “I want to thank all RMT members who participated within the strike motion on 1st and 2nd July. The strike motion was rock stable and I need to applaud you and your colleagues in your continued unity and willpower.  

“I’ve been suggested that quite a few security breaches had been recognized on 1st and 2nd July, as Hitachi tried to maintain the enterprise functioning in the course of the strike motion.

“Consequently, I’ve raised the difficulty of security breaches with the Workplace of Highway and Rail (ORR) and Hitachi Rail.” 

The strike dates come lower than two weeks after ScotRail plans to return to a traditional timetable on July 20 following the top of the pay dispute which noticed drivers not taking on relaxation day working.

A Hitachi Rail spokesperson mentioned: “We’re upset at RMT’s choice to hold out industrial motion, particularly because the trade is making an attempt to encourage folks again onto the railways.

“We are going to proceed to work with RMT to discover a answer and urge them to proceed the negotiations.
“Within the meantime, we’ll put together contingency plans to minimise the impression on passengers if industrial motion takes place.”

ScotRail has been contacted for remark.

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