RMT suspends UK rail strike action

A ScotRail train at Wemyss Bay station. The RMT union has called off strike action which would have resulted in no trains on the Wemyss Bay line - and most of the UK - on May 25 and 26.
A ScotRail train at Wemyss Bay station. The RMT union has called off strike action which would have resulted in no trains on the Wemyss Bay line - and most of the UK - on May 25 and 26.

The RMT union has announced that strike action which was set to cripple Britain’s railways next week will not now take place.

The union’s industrial action was due to cause major disruption to services on May 25 and 26, with the Wemyss Bay-Glasgow line, and its railway connections to and from Rothesay ferry services, among those which would not have seen any service at all on either day.

But the RMT’s executive announced on Thursday afternoon that the strike action had been suspended - following in the footsteps of the TSSA union, which had earlier announced the suspension of its own strike on the same days.