Grant Shapps – 2022 Comments on Legislation to Allow Temporary Staff During Strikes

The comments made by Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for Transport, on 23 June 2022.

Despite the best efforts of militant union leaders to bring our country to a standstill, it’s clear this week’s strikes did not have the desired impact due to more people being able to work from home. However, far too many hard working families and businesses were unfairly affected by union’s refusal to modernise.

Reforms such as this legislation are vital and will ensure any future strikes will cause even less disruption and allow adaptable, flexible, fully skilled staff to continue working throughout.