Monday 2 December 2019
Reacting to the 27-day RMT strike on South Western Railway during December, Sean McKee, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said:
“London businesses recognise the right to strike, but this prolonged strike action is a cynical move deliberately designed to cause inconvenience to the travelling public in the run to, and through, Christmas.
With peak services under increased pressure due to so many cancellations, and long queues expected at busy stations, it’s sadly inevitable that this cynically long strike will have an impact on commuting workers and businesses during peak commuting times.
With trains due to finish earlier it will also impact shift work and the night time economy - key to the festive economy.”