Ban strikes and let independent judges rule on industrial disputes, says new report

– Assembly Member Keith Prince wants introduction of ‘binding pendulum arbitration’ – System would mean independent ruling on disputes without costly walkouts – Report shows tube and Southern strikes would have been avoided Strike action should be banned and judges should be given powers to rule on industrial disputes to keep Londoners out of the firing line, according to a new report. ‘Struck Out 2…

Armed forces veterans suffering PTSD need Mayor’s help to access life-changing assistance dogs

– New report calls on Sadiq Khan to help some of the capital’s 5,360 affected veterans – Loan-scheme could ease access to highly-trained dogs – Canines act as effective alternatives to long-term drug therapies The Mayor of London could support some of the capital’s 5,360 armed forces veterans suffering from PTSD by providing loans for life-changing therapeutic dogs, according to a new report. ‘Paws for…

Sadiq Khan on track for worst strikes record of any London Mayor

– Latest walkout means Mayor’s projected yearly average eclipses Boris’s and Ken’s – On course to average 5.05 strikes per year – Record set to get even worse with threat of Night Tube strikes Sadiq Khan is on track for the worst yearly strikes record of any London Mayor, despite promising there would be ‘zero strikes’ on his watch. The latest walkout by RMT and…

Tower Hamlets election fraud: Met suffered from ‘Rotherham Syndrome’ in failure to investigate

– Police feared community reaction, says Assembly Member Tony Arbour – Says Met has ‘serious questions to answer’ – Calls for Mayor to launch full investigation An apparent reluctance by the Metropolitan Police to properly investigate serious electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets was a case of ‘Rotherham Syndrome’, according to London Assembly member Tony Arbour. A total of 164 allegations of electoral fraud and malpractice…

TfL fares income down £90M due to fewer passenger journeys

Transport for London has revealed its fares income is down £90million in the year-to-date, raising serious questions about the Mayor’s ability to balance the books. Figures released at the February TfL board meeting show income shortfalls across all forms of transport; – Overall fares income down £90million due to lower passenger volumes – London Underground down £43million due to 14 million fewer passenger journeys than…

Nominee passes now costing TfL over £33million a year

– Travel perk grants free travelcards for flatmates of TfL staff – Mayor urged to give firefighters free travel instead at a fraction of the cost A perk that grants free travel to the flatmates of TfL staff now costs London taxpayers over £33million a year in lost revenue, research shows. London Assembly member Keith Prince wants the Mayor to scrap the ‘ridiculous and unnecessary’…