Boris Bike Strike

August 11, 2013 by  

Boris Bike Strike, Users of London’s “Boris Bikes” face disruption this morning after workers on the cycle-hire scheme began a 48-hour strike following a dispute with employers Serco Group over alleged poor working conditions.

Employees responsible for maintaining the bikes and moving them around the capital were instructed not to book any shifts between 9pm tonight and 8.59pm on Tuesday after members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) voted unanimously in favour of industrial action.

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT, told The Independent that regular users of the scheme would notice fewer bikes on the streets but that he could not predict exactly how much disruption would be caused.

He said: “Unless management take on an extra 150 people tonight, there will be fewer bikes on the streets tomorrow.”

Mr Crow stressed that the battle was with Serco not with bike users and said that he hoped the company would take the strike seriously and seek to negotiate a solution.

Serco provides staff for Transport for London (TfL), which runs the scheme sponsored by Barclays. Workers are angry at Serco’s offer of a below-inflation pay rise this year, along with changes to shift patterns, alleged harassment of members and the company’s refusal to reach a formal agreement on travelling time or travel allowances.

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