Friday 25 April 2014
LCCI comment on threatened Tube Strikes
Commenting on the series of tube strikes planned for the coming weeks, Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said: "London business owners and employees will both be dismayed at the prospect of yet another tube strike and the accompanying disruption, lost revenue and squandered opportunities it will inevitably bring to our great city.
"Small enterprises which make up the vast majority of London's business will sadly be hit hardest as they are least able to recover any lost business. Many will find it difficult to understand why the strike is happening given London Underground's public assurances that no one will be forced to leave.
"Following several difficult financial years and with the possibility of sustained recovery this is the last thing that London's small businesses and their employees need so we call on both sides of the dispute to fully commit to finding a solution around the negotiating table."
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NOTES TO EDITOR:
- London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest and most representative business organisation, with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs and sole traders.
- Colin Stanbridge is available for further comment and interview.