Glasgow Subway workers are to take strike action over four days next month.

The first of four 24-hour walk-outs will take place on Saturday, August 6.

Unite say that the dispute centres on subway system operators Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) enforcing changes to duty schedules.

The union also indicated its members are increasingly being called in to work shifts at short notice, leading to “significant” work-life pressures.

Discussions with SPT have so far failed to give members assurances over family responsibilities and that personal time will be respected, the union has said.

Willie Thomson, Unite Industrial Officer, said: “The strike ballot is a last resort for a hardworking and loyal workforce.

“Time and again the workers have gone above and beyond by keeping the subway running during Covid, and through a time of significant staff pressures.

“Our members are angry about the unfair duty rosters which have resulted in imposed shift changes at short notice.

“This is detrimental to our members’ work life balance. SPT should be in no doubt as to our members’ determination to have these rosters changed.”

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