MINISTERS have intervened to try to end a dispute that threatens to bring Scotland’s railways to a grinding halt when the world’s eyes are on the nation during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow in November. Formal notice has been served that industrial action will begin in 11 days time for crucial engineering staff to take rolling industrial action. It comes as Maggie Chapman, the former co-convenor of the Scottish Greens, who have reached a government partnership arrangement with the SNP has suggested putting workers and passengers on the ScotRail board to avoid the issues that have arisen.
Herald 13th Sept 2021 read more »
THERE is currently “no specific threat” of terrorist attacks during COP26 in Glasgow but people should expect to see more armed officers around the city during the November climate conference, police have said. The force is understood to have about 500 armed officers and while there has been no increase in that figure for COP26, a “significant” number of armed police from elsewhere in the UK will assist.
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