Compulsory redundencies at London Cycle Hire Scheme will lead to dispute


Correspondance has recently been received from Serco regarding a proposed organisational restructure in order for Serco to deliver the new Bicycle Management and Supply contract for Transport for London that will begin on 1st August 2017. The National Executive Committee noted the correspondence and that the driver to this restructure and the associated job cuts is to save money in light of cuts to TfL’s budget to which we are opposed as it is detrimental to the adequate provision of transport services for those living and working London, including RMT members.

The Lead Officer and RMT Reps have attended a series of meetings with the Company and advised Serco that any compulsory redundancies would lead to a dispute situation. These talks have so far led to a reduction in the number of overall job losses to a point where the number of potential job losses matches the number of vacancies available in other roles.

The Company has agreed to offer voluntary redundancy and the Union has requested protection of earnings for a 3 year period for any staff who take redeployment. Further meetings are planned and I will keep you advised of all further developments.