Following the High Court’s decision to grant an injunction against a national rail strike, Theresa Villiers, Shadow Transport Secretary, said:
“While Gordon Brown and his weak Government were powerless in the face of growing union militancy, the strike laws passed by the last Conservative Government have brought the country back from the brink of transport meltdown. This unnecessary and irresponsible strike would have been bad for passengers, bad for business and bad for the economy. Now the courts have called a halt to the strike, every effort should be made to negotiate a settlement of this dispute."
Network Rail’s legal challenge against the RMT strike ballot was raise on the grounds that they had ‘manifestly failed to comply with the requirements of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act of 1992'.