Labour back the RMT rather than Londoners

At yesterday’s plenary meeting the Conservative group proposed the following motion:

This Assembly urges the Government to introduce legislation requiring that for a strike ballot to be passed it must receive over 50% support from the total membership of a union, in order to stop a small minority from inflicting tube strikes on millions of Londoners.

The Labour members mounted a passionate defence of union rights, ignoring the fact that it is the low paid and part time workers who are hit the hardest when they can’t get to work.

I was surprised and disappointed that the Lib Dems on the Assembly also sided with Labour and the small cabal of union members who forced through these strike votes rather than with the bulk of the union members who didn’t vote for industrial action and the bulk of London commuters who are inconvenienced by strikes.

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