Metcalfe wants to get tough on Tube strikers

South Basildon and East Thurrock MP Stephen Metcalfe rose on the floor of the House to ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will bring forward proposals to prevent unplanned industrial action on London Underground.

Theresa Villiers (Minister of State (Rail and Aviation), Transport; Chipping Barnet, Conservative) replied:

“Existing legislation already requires trade unions contemplating industrial action to ballot their membership and give due notice to the employer.

“Government encourages both London Underground (LU) and the trade unions representing LU employees to resolve current disputes as quickly as possible through negotiation”.

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