Hertford and Stortford MP Julie Marson has condemned the rail strike in Parliament saying she is on the side of hard-working people who want to get on with their lives.
Mrs Marson said the RMT union was not working in the best interests of the “heroes” who kept the trains running over the pandemic and the proposed industrial action on June 21st, 23rd and 25th would help no one.
“I am on the side of my hard-working constituents - employed and self-employed - going about their ordinary business on a day-to-day basis who want to go to work next week, who want to see friends and family next week, who want to go shopping next week, and who may want to go to urgent and important GP and hospital appointments next week,” she told MPs.
“I am on their side, and when I speak to the residents of my commuting towns of Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Hertford, Ware and St Margarets, which serves Stanstead Abbotts, I say, “I am on your side.” I do not want to see these strikes because I think they are profoundly unfair.
“I do not believe that the unions are working in the best interests of the heroes who have been supporting our rail network and our rail industry over the last two years.
“I have written to my rail networks to thank them and their staff for everything they did during the pandemic.
“I would categorise this even more strongly: I support those workers, as well as all the other workers in my constituency, because they are hard-working people. They are not being served well by the union, and I would use that old adage of saying they are lions. They are lions, but they are led by donkeys.”