Image source, Image caption, The Scottish government will take over ScotRail from Abellio in March of next year
The Scottish rail network will be affected by strikes at the UN climate summit in Glasgow, a union confirmed.
RMT said members who work for ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper will organize action during the COP26 in a continuous line on wages.
ScotRail staff will strike from 12:01 am on Monday November 1 until 11:59 pm on Friday November 12.
The summit, who is expected to attract thousands of ppeople in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.
Sleeper staff will strike on Sunday October 31 from 11.59am to 11.58am on Tuesday 2nd November and again for 48 hours on Thursday 11th November from 11.59am.
GMB cleaners in Glasgow and Unite 's Stagecoach staff also voted in favor of the strike at COP26.
A ScotRail spokesperson said the "very damaging " strike action was "extremely disappointing " as it faced a severe financial crisis as a result of the pandemic.
C is the last stage of a long disputedate regarding wages and terms and proposed reductions in services at the rail operator, who wants to reduce the number of services in Scotland from 300 one day from next May .
The unions and management were to meet on Tuesday afternoon, when a new offer was to be made to the workers.
But on Thursday RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: "ScotRail and the Caledonian Sleeper had enough time to come up with a fair wage settlement for Scottish railway workers ahead of COP26. of that they set fire to the powder and left us no choice but to put this action on today.
"We know these strikes will shut down rail services in Scotland , but the fault lies with Abellio, SERCO [operator of Caledonian Sleeper] and the political leadership of Holyrood. "
Image source, PA Media Image caption, The climate summit will be held at the Scottish Events Campus in Glasgow
ScotRail is currently run by the Dutch company Abellio - but will be taken by a company owned and controlled by the Scottish government in March of next year.
The move was announced by the government earlier this year after Abellio was forfeited his contract three years earlier amid concerns about his performance.
' Extremely disappointing '
ScotRail has been in talks for several weeks with unions over wages and terms and a formal written offer has been made to four rail unions - Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite the union.
The company said it survived the pandemic only due to emergency taxpayer support of over £ 400m in the financial crisis most serious in our history ".
A spokesperson said: " It is extremely disappointing that the RMT has chosenwhether to continue this very damaging strike, especially when a wage offer, negotiated over several weeks, was made to the unions.
"We are seeing customers gradually returning to Scotland 's Railway, but the scale of the financial situation facing ScotRail is dramatic.
"To build a more sustainable and greener railway for the future and reduce the burden on the taxpayer, we must switch. All of us in the railroad - management, staff, unions, suppliers and government - must work together to modernize the railroad so that it is fit for the future. "
Transport Scotland said it welcomed the constructive discussions between all parties and that a "significant offer " has been made by employers since the opening of the ballot of the RMT.
A spokesperson said: "We understand that the RMT will be voting againe of its members on the merits of this offer. We hope that the members of RMT and the other unions will agree and accept this offer, thus putting an end to existing and proposed labor disputes and actions.
"The railway workers have played their part to moving the country forward during the pandemic and we are sure they will see the importance of the moment and the role they can play in showing the best Scotland 's Railway has to offer as we welcome world leaders around the world at COP26. "