Tube Strike (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0613
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

After the recent tube strike, how can the public best seek to persuade the Government to replace tube strikes with binding pendulum arbitration as set out in my report, Struck Out?

Answer

Answer for Tube Strike (2)

Answer for Tube Strike (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know I have long argued that Londoners need relief and protection from the disruptive impacts of threatened or actual strike action on the Underground, a course of action pursued too readily and with insufficient mandate by trades unions over many years.

My preference would be to require a 50 per cent turnout threshold in order for strike action to be lawful and I have repeatedly made the case for that to the Government. I will continue to argue for primary legislation to do this.