SIR Keir Starmer should lastly come clear and say if he backs militant unions bringing Britain to a standstill, a minister has demanded.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has written to the Labour chief laying out three calls for on unions.
In a punchy letter, he calls on Sir Keir to personally condemn the RMT, who’re staging a three-day rail union this week.
Labour should additionally cease taking money from unions inflicting strike distress on the nation, he says, and Sir Keir should take motion in opposition to any Labour politician who backs the strike.
Labour have taken a stonking £250,000 in donations from the RMT over the previous decade.
Mr Shapps mentioned: “This week, the RMT union will inflict huge disruption on families and businesses with the biggest rail strikes in Britain since 1989.
“These strikes will hit millions of families in the pocket. They will harm the economy and damage businesses.
“They will disrupt operations on the NHS and jeopardise GCSE and A-level exams.”
He added: “The public will not forgive the Labour Party for siding with those who are attempting to bring our country to a standstill next week.
“It’s time for Labour to stop backing these strikes, and urge your union paymasters to talk, not walk.”
Leaked minutes of a prime Labour assembly revealed Sir Keir privately opposed authorities strikes to curb the proper to strike.
A Labour spokesman final night time mentioned: “Keir Starmer has been very clear that these strikes should not go ahead.
“The only people who want these strikes to go ahead are Boris Johnson and Grant Shapps who haven’t spent a second in talks to avert them since March.
“The Government needs to do their job and get round the table rather than putting politics before public interest.”
Red Wall Tory MP Jake Berry urged ministers to “get around the table” and negotiate with the RMT to attempt to keep away from a devastating strike.
LAW RUSH FOR TEMPS TO STEP IN
STRIKE-busting laws to permit company staff to cowl for industrial motion is to be tabled inside days.
Boris Johnson has backed the plan and can problem Labour to point out it sides with passengers by supporting him.
The new regulation will come too late to cease this week’s journey distress.
But it might be handed inside weeks. It will apply throughout the entire economic system and can clip the wings of highly effective unions.
A Whitehall supply mentioned: “We can’t have a situation where trade unions are holding the country to ransom by grinding crucial public services and businesses to a halt.
“If employers want to bring in temporary, skilled workers to fill gaps they should be able to.”
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