The BBC reports carefully focus on the cuts, hide ASLEFs claim and omit to give Scotrail’s reaction to the claim. What is the actual ASLEF
Here it is:
Why does the BBC coverage omit this important fact and the Scotrail reaction to it? Because it might shift the reader into siding with them and by association the Scottish Government?
In contrast with the above article in Insider, BBC Scotland take ASLEF’s side:
ScotRail and the train drivers’ union Aslef have said they will return to talks in an ongoing dispute over pay.
About 700 daily services were cut on Monday after the train operator issued a temporary timetable to cope with driver shortages.
Aslef said informal talks would take place on Tuesday ahead of formal negotiations on Thursday.
Drivers have refused to work overtime and on rest days, after the union rejected a 2.2% pay offer.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-61553947
At no point does the above report mention the 10% claim nor does it quote the Scotrail justification that it is unsustainable.
Back in the 70s, union pay claims were never so encouraged by BBC Scotland.