TfL strike is “a privileged attack” on working people, says IEA analyst


In the Media

Sam Collins comments for the Daily Mail

Energy and Environment

Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator

Commenting on the London tube strike, Andy Mayer, Energy and Infrastructure Analyst at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“TfL’s fare income has fallen from £4.8bn to £1.6bn because of the pandemic. Working patterns have changed and a full return to prior levels of commuting is unlikely.

“The RMT’s decision to strike for job, wage and benefits protection is parallel universe levels of delusion that will simply harm TfL further by encouraging commuters to stay at home.

“Those most impacted are the key workers, generally on lower incomes, who must travel to provide vital services. This is a privileged attack, by a highly protected public sector elite on working people. Shame on the RMT.”


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