Planned strikes by Scotrail workers called off
Last updated at 11:46, Friday, 21 December 2012
Planned strikes by rail workers – that would have impacted on commuters travelling in and out of Carlisle – have been called off.
Members of the Rail Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at ScotRail had been due to walk out tomorrow and again on Christmas Eve in a row over the dismissal of a colleague.
An RMT spokesman said: “RMT can confirm that industrial action on ScotRail has been called off as a satisfactory agreement has now been reached between the union and the company.”
The action was part of a dispute over the sacking of one of the union’s members.
ScotRail operates Carlisle-Dumfries-Glasgow trains and the sleeper service from Carlisle to London. Some of its Glasgow-Carlisle trains continue to Newcastle.
ScotRail said its services would run as normal over the Christmas period following the announcement.
A spokesman said: “We are delighted that common sense has prevailed and the threat of industrial action has been lifted.
“It is the right decision.”
First published at 11:44, Friday, 21 December 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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