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Time for Government action over strikes

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“The RMT leadership seems determined to disrupt London and its economy on wholly spurious grounds – regardless of the reputational damage being done to the capital. With only 29% of drivers balloted voting for this walkout, now is the time for Government to step in and change the law to stop unnecessary strike action”

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