'Boris Bike' Cycle Hire Scheme Members Balloted For Strike Action

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE – LONDON CYCLE HIRE SCHEME

We note and endorse the correspondence from our Camden 3 branch and share its concernabout the following actions by the employer:

  • Imposition of changes to working hours and shift patterns which have been unanimously rejected by our members.
  • No offer of any financial reward for working during the Olympics, despite the big increased in workload and the Games’ organisers’ promotion of cycling during the event.
  • The unfair and draconian attendance policy.

We therefore agree to the branch’s request for an industrial action ballot. We instruct the General Secretary to ballot our members for strike action and action short of strike as a matter of urgency, to send a personal letter to all members urging them strongly to vote Yes to both questions, and to offer assistance to the branch in organising for this dispute.

We further instruct the General Secretary to obtain a report on progress in securing recognition with this employer, and to place a report in front of us.

London Transport Regional Council and Camden 3 branch to be advised.