Rangers fans are set to be impacted next month as Subway workers in Glasgow plan a series of strikes.
Unite members have voted to strike for four days in August, with the first scheduled to take place Saturday, August 6 when Rangers host Kilmarnock in the Gers’ first home game of the Premiership season.
Further strikes are planned for Tuesday, August 9 when Rangers play Union Saint-Gilloise in the Champions League; Saturday, August 13 when St Johnstone are visitors to Ibrox and Saturday, August 27 when Ross County travel to Glasgow.
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.”
The Unite union represents more than 200 members at SPT including train drivers and station staff and they said discussions with SPT had failed to give firm assurances over members’ concerns: “Discussions with SPT have failed to give members assurances over family responsibilities, and that personal time away from work will be respected.”
Rangers unlucky to be caught in the middle of SPT row
While thousands of Rangers fans are set to be caught in the middle of the row, you can’t fault the Unite members for taking action.
Hopefully, the planned action is averted before the strikes take place and avoids causing travel chaos for thousands of supporters heading to and from Ibrox.
If nothing else, having no Subway available may mean the Subway Loyal has no option but to stay for the full 90 minutes.