THE Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) said its members in Network Rail will strike on November 5, 7 and 9 in their long running dispute over jobs, pay and conditions.

This industrial action will take place across the Great Britain railway network, including ScotRail services.

This dispute does not involve ScotRail staff, however it will have a major knock-on effect on the train operator’s ability to provide services as the RMT planned action will involve Network Rail staff in Scotland.

ScotRail are now assessing the impact this will have on their services and are working on contingency arrangements. They will update customers as soon as this is complete.

The RMT union said having been made aware of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Day on November 3, its executive has decided to re-arrange strike action for the 9th.

It added that it will continue its industrial campaign until it reaches a negotiated settlement on job security, pay and working conditions.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: “Our focus in this dispute is the rail employers who have yet to make an offer that will create the conditions for a negotiated settlement.

“I call upon the new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to unshackle the rail industry so they can come to a settlement with RMT.

“We will vigorously pursue our industrial campaign until we achieve a deal.”