Sadiq’s ‘Zero Strikes’ pledge was incredibly naïve

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From day one Sadiq’s ‘zero days of public transport strikes’ pledge has seemed incredibly naïve, and today a mere 6 months into his 4 years it is starting to fall apart.

The Mayor thought he could just give into every union demand and avoid strike, but what he underestimated was their greed.

The Mayor should be working towards real solutions to strike action, such as binding arbitration where agreements are reached by a judge avoiding industrial action.

Sadiq once said that ‘Strikes are ultimately a sign of failure’, and I can’t think of a better word to describe his Mayoralty.

Keith Prince, London Assembly Member for Redbridge and Havering

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