By Claire West

The CBI today commented on the London Underground strike which disrupted the tube network from early Sunday evening and is expected to continue throughout today.

John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

“It is disappointing that the RMT and TSSA have decided to proceed with this strike, which will once more disrupt London. This will cause widespread knock-on disruption and misery to the general public and employers.

“Unfortunately, current legislation often allows strikes to be decided by only a small proportion of the workforce. In this case, just 33% of balloted members supported the strike, only 17% of the total London Underground workforce.

“The CBI is today calling for a number of changes to the law, including that strikes should only go ahead if 40% of those balloted, as well as a simple majority of those voting, support the strike.”