Tube strike

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1217
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

On the Today Programme on 5 February you claimed that there had been "intimidation" in the RMT union to encourage people to vote for the recent strike. What evidence do you have of intimidation?

Answer

Answer for Tube strike

Answer for Tube strike

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am sure you will agree that all London Underground staff are entitled to be treated with respect in making the personal decision about whether to vote for or take part in strike action.

Some LU staff members were upset by text messages, social media and other forms of communication.  This included leaflets which misrepresented both the impact that the proposals will have on individuals jobs and also the impact that taking or not taking strike action might have. The leaflets also referred to staff who would work during the strike in a derogatory manner. In addition there were also a small number of incidents during the strike where staff felt their personal safety was threatened. 

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