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Unions cost members pay and Londoners support

Commenting on the impact of the Tube strikes

Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive of London First, said:

“It’s brilliant how the vast majority of people have got to work despite the efforts of the strikers. London has proved its resilience once again. So the unions are costing their members another day’s pay and the support of Londoners.”

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Notes to Editors
London First is a business membership organisation with a mission to make London the best city in the world in which to do business. London First undertakes this by mobilising the experience, expertise and enthusiasm of the private sector to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing London. London First also seeks to persuade central and London government to make the investments that London needs in its infrastructure

London First delivers its activities with the support of the capital’s major businesses in key sectors such as finance, professional services, property, ICT, creative industries, hospitality and retail. Membership also includes further education colleges and all of London’s universities. London First members represent over a quarter of London’s GDP.

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