The Government needs to get tougher with union barons, especially with public transport strikes. The UK may be bracing itself for a day of mass walkout, but there have already been 20 days of Tube strikes in London this year, the equivalent of almost a day a week. It’s barmy that power control room staff on the Underground are currently in the middle of a two week strike, despite earning £54k basic salary plus generous perks. Private sector workers such as cabbies, office secretaries or cleaners – on half the wage – wouldn’t be able to get away with it. The Mayor needs to lobby for New York style, judge led, mediation, which would protect workers’ rights and stop commuters and businesses from being hit by chaos and loss of pay.
You can sign my Government e-Petition on protecting workers by reforming public transport strike laws here.