Labour Market

Businesses are suffering from trade unions’ Christmas chaos


In the Media

Prof. Len Shackleton quoted in The Telegraph

Prof. Len Shackleton quoted in The Express

IEA Editorial and Research Fellow Professor Len Shackleton has been quoted in The Daily Express discussing the impact of this year’s festive industrial action.

Len was quoted:

“Today’s younger businesspeople may have thought that the days of powerful unions holding the economy to ransom were ancient history. 

“However, the last six months, culminating in this increasingly chaotic Christmas, have shown that militancy is alive and giving business a good kicking. 

“The hospitality business, which normally relies on the festive season to generate most of the year’s profits, is being hugely hit by rail strikes. Many clubs and restaurants, already desperate after two years of lockdown, will close for good. Entertainment is also being hit, with pantos and West End shows likely to suffer.”

The full article can be read here.