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Sir Robert Neill claimed the deliberate tube strike was a deliberate try to disrupt the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee proceedings by closely compromising transport choices. The Tory MP raged on the threats made by the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers to trigger journey chaos over the financial institution vacation weekend. Sir Robert additionally closely condemned the failure of London Mayor Sadiq Khan to act swiftly and organise a decision to the tube dispute. The MP mentioned: “It’s cheap and it’s cynical and it’s thoroughly nasty.”

Sir Robert continued: “It’s basically putting two fingers up to the Queen and two fingers up to the ordinary hard-working public who want to enjoy the day and celebrate an amazing lifetime of public service and certainly celebrate a public holiday. 

“It’s really appalling.”

The RMT has threatened to organise a workers walkout at Green Park and Euston stations on Friday third June.

If the motion goes forward, the strike would disrupt the Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee strains.

Sir Robert defined the RMT has justified the strike as pressing motion in response to ‘bullying’ by the administration of the tube stations.

He mentioned: “There seems to be some suggestion of bullying, as I understand it, and other workplace practices

“It’s not a pay dispute, not surprising as the average tube driver gets about £56,000 a year, most of them more with overtime – it’s not about money, it’s about some discontent at a workplace.

“If they’ve got that, they should negotiate first and why choose those days and those stations if it’s that important?

“The timing and where they’re doing it makes it clear this is actually a political stunt by a very hard left-wing trade union.”

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Sir Robert urged the London Mayor has thus far purposefully averted addressing the threats of the commerce union so as to keep their help of the Labour social gathering.

He mentioned: “He is, after all, the chair of TFL – has he been sitting down with the unions and the management to sort these things out?”

He added: “The Mayor seems to be washing his hands of it, turning a blind eye to that, of course, because he depends upon the trade unions for his support in the Labour party.”

RMT’s Mr Lynch asserted: “If tube bosses do the best factor, and deal appropriately with the supervisor in question, we will discover a simply decision to this dispute.”

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