SCOTRAIL passengers are being advised to check their train is running amid an overtime ban for RMT members. 

In a post on social media, the operator said that “most trains” are running as normal but that there is “some disruption”. 

ScotRail workers are set to go on strike again later this month with the operator receiving confirmation from the RMT that members would take part in a 24-hour-strike on October 29. 

The overtime ban is the latest industrial action from rail workers following a one-day strike on October 10

It involves non-driver staff including engineers, conductors, ticket examiners, station staff and cleaners. 

Announcing the latest plans for a strike, RMT Scotland tweeted: “Now is the time to stand together and win a pay offer that addresses the rising cost of living.”

ScotRail’s head of customer operations Phil Campbell said he had received confirmation of the strike from the union, adding: “We are now assessing the impact this will have on our services and working on contingency arrangements. 

“We will update customers as soon as this is complete.”

The RMT rejected ScotRail’s latest package of a 5% basic pay increase, a six-year job guarantee and a one-off £500 payment for technology such as mobile phones and improved maternity leave conditions. 

About 2000 employees at ScotRail are members of the RMT union.

ScotRail said the information on the potential impact on services would be made available via social media, on the ScotRail website and its app. 

Speaking previously about the overtime ban, Campbell said: "We are really disappointed with this additional industrial action, which will again impact on our customers, following the strike action earlier in the week.

"The ban on overtime does nothing for the railway's recovery during this challenging time, and in addition to the impact on those travelling, it will further cost our staff with lost income.

"We do rely on staff working overtime in various parts of the business as we actively recruit to fill vacancies, and unfortunately there will be some daily cancellations starting from Friday 14 October and throughout the period of the RMT's ban."

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He added: "We will do everything we can to minimise the impact on customers, however, there will be some disruption. We advise customers to check their journey before they travel, particularly in the morning before they start their day.

"We are continuing to meet with RMT representatives to resolve this dispute."

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Our industrial action campaign on ScotRail will continue until we can find a just settlement to our dispute.

"We are open to meaningful talks with ScotRail at any time to discuss all the outstanding issues."