A UNION has called off a strike involving workers at Glasgow's subway.

SPT has confirmed Unite has suspended the strike action planned on four days this month.

Unite had announced last month that its members on Glasgow’s subway had voted by 99% for strike action on an 83% turnout.

The union had said workers were facing "significant" pressures and their work-life balance had been affected by "short notice shift changes".

SPT said it was "actively engaging with all staff" to discuss the issues raised.

Now, the strikes, planned on August 6,9, 13 and 27, have been called off.

Glasgow Times:

SPT director of subway Antony Smith said: “SPT has been advised and welcomes decision from Unite to suspend all planned subway strike action on 6, 9, 13 and 27 August, and to continuing constructive discussions as we move forward”.

The union had received criticism for "cynically" timing the strikes during Rangers games. 

Last week, Scottish Conservative transport spokesman Graham Simpson said the planned industrial action on the city’s subway would have heavily disrupted Rangers fans using the service on matchdays.

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“The dates for this industrial action have been cynically chosen to maximise the disruption to Rangers fans on matchdays when thousands of them use the subway,” the MSP for Central Scotland said.

“We can’t allow a main public transport artery in Scotland’s biggest city to be brought to a standstill by a dispute over duty rosters.”

Rangers would have been at home on all four strike dates. The Glasgow side’s Ibrox stadium is served by a station on the underground system, which is used by thousands of Rangers fans each home match.

More than 200 members at Strathclyde Partnership for Transport are represented by Unite, including train drivers and station staff.

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