Calls for tube strike ban

Union bosses have announced a ballot over industrial action on the Underground, as Conservative politicians call for curbs on Tube strikes.

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Tories call for ban on tube strikes

Commuters queue for buses during a tube strike. Credit: Stephen Hird, Reuters

Conservative politicians are calling for a ban on tube strikes - arguing that they should be replaced with a compulsory mediation process.

A report, published by Conservative members of the Greater London Authority, claims that strikes have an "immense" impact on the UK economy - and should therefore be "outlawed".

Instead, an impartial judge would decide on a settlement.

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