Richard Tracey, transport spokesman for the London Assembly Conservative Group has today called for the outlawing of strikes that do not have the majority support of union members.
Speaking after the Rail Maritime and Transport Union threatened strike action because a Northern line driver faces disciplinary action and over a driver’s dismissal on the Bakerloo line, Mr Tracey said:
“The public will be appalled to learn that a strike could even be contemplated when Northern line staff voted against striking and of the 119 Bakerloo line members balloted only 42 voted in favour of a walk out.
“It is a true disgrace. It is an affront to democracy, Londoners and to decent, hardworking Underground staff whose view count for nothing with the militant, politically-motivated leadership of Bob Crow.
“This situation cannot continue. The Government must change the law to stop it. Strikes must have the support of the majority of those people balloted before they can happen.”