Thursday, 1 April 2010

Conservative laws halt the national rail strike.

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'.


subrosa said...

More investigations need to be made into these unions who profess such large majorities in strike votes. I don't trust them an inch.

CherryPie said...

In the current climate you have to get past whether you believe trade union-ship is right or wrong and see what is really going on.

What are the people striking for?

More money? I don't think so.

To maintain integrity of a service?

To ensure safety?

To keep their contract of employment?

The papers don't tell it how it is and put a great deal of spin on it.

That being said unions who pay into the labour party always have a vested interest one way or another.

The Kid In The Front Row said...

I would be much more inclined to vote Conservative if every word wasn't just slamming the other side. It's all so negative - playground name-calling. It's depressing. I'm voting Obama.