1 / 3
News Flash
    1/3LCCI reacts to the announcement of a 4 July General ElectionLCCI reacts to the announcement of a 4 July General ElectionRead more
    2/3LCCI welcomes the UK’s ratification of the CPTPPLCCI welcomes the UK’s ratification of the CPTPPRead more
    3/3New Report Reveals Economic Disparities Across LondonNew Report Reveals Economic Disparities Across LondonRead more
London Chamber of Commerce and IndustryLondon Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Contact Us

Christmas rail strikes will hurt London businesses


Wednesday 23 November 2022

Richard Burge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said:
“Rail strikes are a lose-lose and another round during the festive period will see London and its businesses suffer for no good reason. The three main actors in this dispute – the RMT, the government and the railway companies – are jeopardising businesses small and large across London and the UK who keep our economy moving.

“It is shameful that the RMT continue to consider strikes as a legitimate weapon wielded with such cynical timing. Having been in a privileged position during the pandemic, the Union is now unwilling to compromise and is throwing its toys out of the pram because it wants more.

“Meanwhile, the Government is playing a national version of the game they usually play in London; using intolerable strikes to whip up a political storm rather than seeking resolution and the railway companies are bubbling along knowing they will be bailed out if all fails – which it usually does.

“All three must realise that their incompetence and selfishness affects businesses, workers and the global reputation of London as a city for business, investment and tourism – especially during the festive period.”

ENDS

Christmas rail strikes will hurt London businesses

Stikes will cause hard-pressed London businesses to lose customers this winter