Posted 9th November 2021 | 1 Comment

Caledonian Sleeper strike to go ahead

Caledonian Sleeper strike to go ahead

The RMT has confirmed another strike on Caledonian Sleeper this week, which will coincide with COP26 in Glasgow. RMT members will walk out from 11.59 on Thursday and return to work at 11.58 on Saturday. After the last strike at the start of COP26 the RMT claims there has been a 'marked increase in the bullying and harassment of staff' which the union says has been 'deliberately engineered' to undermine morale. ‎The union's general secretary Mick Lynch said: 'Caledonian Sleeper have had adequate time to come up with a fair pay settlement for this key group of Scotland's rail workers as COP26 enters its second week. Instead, they have kicked the can down the road and left us with no option but to go ahead with this latest phase of action from Thursday. We know that these strikes will close rail services in and out of Scotland but the blame for that lies with SERCO and the political leadership at Holyrood.' Caledonian Sleeper said: 'We will update guests due to travel on the proposed strike dates of any changes to their journey as soon as we can, and we will do all that we can to minimise disruption.'

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  • Neil Palmer, Waterloo

    (Caledonian Sleeper strike to go ahead)
    Another own goal for the RMT.
    With the strikes during what would probably have been one of their busiest periods ever all the RMT have proven is that Caledonian Sleeper workers are NOT, in the eyes of the Scottish government, a key group of Scotland's rail workers. As they fund the service all the RMT are doing is hastening its demise.

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