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Edinburgh rail workers' bank holiday strike called off

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A rail workers strike which was due to be held on Bank Holiday Monday has been called off.

Staff at Virgin Trains East Coast in Edinburgh had called the 24-hour strike over the sacking of colleague Mark Doughty.

It would have involved members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union based at Edinburgh's Waverley station.

However, the RMT, said Mr Doughty had reached a settlement agreement with the company.

General secretary Mick Cash said: "I am pleased to advise you that the dispute has now been resolved as Brother Doughty has reached a satisfactory settlement agreement with the company.

"As a result, all industrial action called for Monday 4th May 2015 has been suspended and members must work normally."

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