Serco workers vote for industrial action at Barclays cycle scheme

Marion Dakers
WORKERS on the Barclays cycle hire scheme have voted for industrial action in a dispute over pay, shift patterns and travel allowances.

The RMT union said staff voted unanimously for strike action over the “imposition of a two per cent pay increase for 2013” and a range of other grievances.

The union is now set to ban overtime for workers from 16 July.

Serco, which operates the bike hire scheme, said it was disappointed at the result but that it will “make every effort to minimise possible disruption in service”.

Around 250 people are employed by Serco to operate the bikes, and the firm recognises the Community union over the RMT.