CMI comments on national rail strike on 25 May

The CMI has commented on the potential impact to businesses of the RMT’s 24-hour strike starting on bank holiday Monday, 25 May.

Ann Francke, Chief Executive of CMI, says:

“News of potential rail disruptions in the UK when workforces return after the bank holiday will alarm many businesses. The message is clear – your business will cope better and recover from disruption faster if you plan ahead. Managers that don’t will be left counting the cost in lost business, lack of staff and a post-holiday headache. With the imminent rail strikes scheduled, businesses need to prepare for this now and take any necessary steps – make sure staff are aware and can look at alternative commutes, be flexible with work hours or put measures in place so staff can work remotely if needed."

For more information on dealing with business disruption read CMI’s 2013 whitepaper Weathering the storm

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