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Old 15.12.2012, 22:42
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Scottish trains on strike before Christmas...!

I have some sympathy for strikers, but not when they choose the wrong time!

Members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) plan to take part in
the action on 22 December and Christmas Eve.

The RMT voted to strike in support of ticket examiner Scott Lewis, who was dismissed by ScotRail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20735655

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Old 15.12.2012, 23:01
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Re: Scottish trains on strike before Christmas...!

Probably that's why they chose it to be this time of the year and not the other because they know that people cannot afford to be stranded and the strikers can negotiate cleverly a better deal. Hopefully Santa has something for them stashed in a big sack.
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Re: Scottish trains on strike before Christmas...!

It looks as a ticket inspector was fired and the union want him reinstated.
Now the general public is inconvenienced at a time when grandmothers are
travelling to stay with friends and relatives for Christmas. I suppose if they
had striked at Hogmany they would be lynched!

I posted this mainly as information to anyone travelling there at this time.
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