I WAS disappointed to read “Sleepers cancelled” (June 9) as it highlighted the effect that the strike by members of the RMT union was having on people wanting to use the Caledonian Sleeper service.

I wonder if those on strike have been vaccinated and if they have considered that their strike action could adversely affect those who had helped to protect them, their families and their friends from contracting Covid-19 and now might want to go on a well-earned holiday.

Is this the RMT members’ way of saying thank you to those who have helped them, their families and friends to survive the pandemic?

I trust not and that they, the RMT members, will reflect on their actions, have second thoughts and realise that during a pandemic they have additional responsibilities to the wider community.

They should accept that the strike was an error of judgement and return to work as soon as possible.

Thomas L Inglis