By Claire West

The CBI commented today (Monday) on the London Underground strike planned to hit the tube network from 5.00pm and last 24 hours.

John Cridland, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

“It is disappointing that the RMT and TSSA have decided to go ahead with this strike, which will disrupt London at work. It will cause misery and disruption to the general public and to employers.

“Strikes are too often decided by 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 has proposed that strikes should only go ahead if 40% of those balloted, as well as a simple majority of those voting, support the strike.”