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the leading trade union of railway workers announced a strike in Scotland amid escalating disputes in the industry.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at ScotRail will walk out on October 10 in a pay dispute.

The union said its members had been offered a 5% pay rise, describing it as a real pay cut due to the sharp rise in inflation.

Rail unions are staging a series of strikes in early October over pay, jobs and conditions that will paralyze services across the UK.

In the coming days, we will inform our customers about the full extent of the consequences of the protests

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “ScotRail knows this proposal is not good enough and needs to take account of the escalating cost of living crisis.

“Our members refuse to be impoverished and will use their industrial strength to let ScotRail know they will not rest until they are paid what they deserve.”

Phil Campbell, head of customer service at ScotRail, said: “ScotRail has today been informed by the RMT that its members will be holding a ScotRail strike on Monday 10 October.

“This will have significant implications for the services we can offer our customers.

“In the coming days, we will inform our customers about the full extent of the consequences of the protests.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/scotrail-workers-to-strike-over-pay-b1027796.html

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