Talks between union and ScotRail adjourned until later this week

A pay dispute has seen more than 700 services cut, with drivers having refused to work overtime or on rest days.

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Talks between ScotRail and the train drivers’ union ASLEF amidst a pay dispute have been adjourned.

It comes after a pay offer of 4.2%, described as ‘derisory’, was last week rejected by union bosses.

Passengers have been severely impacted as a result of the dispute, with over 700 train services cut.

Drivers have refused to work overtime or on rest days, with ScotRail explaining that staff shortages had been caused by delays in training brought about by the pandemic.

Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF’s Scottish organiser, had earlier said that a deal with the train operator was “close”.

The union has stated that they will not make any further comment until talks are concluded.

In a statement released on Monday, ASLEF said: “Talks have been adjourned until later in the week.

“No further comment will be made until the talks are concluded.”

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