Major Victory For RMT As Tribunal Finds In Favour Of Sacked Boris Bike Worker Rep

Transport union RMT has today secured a major victory in the Employment Tribunal over the victimisation and sacking of Zack Dahou, a key activist on the Serco Barclay’s “Boris Bikes” scheme.

In a 37 page judgment the tribunal found in RMT’s favour on both of the counts brought by the union, that Zack had been unfairly dismissed and that that dismissal was linked to his trade union activities. There will now be a formal remedies hearing.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“This key judgment nails down once and for all RMT’s case that there has been a deliberate strategy on the London Bike Scheme of targeting, bullying and victimising RMT activists and members prepared to stand up and fight for decent pay and working conditions.

“This tribunal judgment is a massive victory for all Serco Bikes staff and shows clearly that they cannot be kicked about by the management for daring to organise an effective trade union.

“RMT now calls on Serco to get back round the table in light of this judgment and sort out with the union once and for all the outstanding issues on pay and workplace justice that RMT has been campaigning around for months now.”

> RMT National News

Thursday, 17th June
RMT launches industry wide campaign to bust the transport workers pay freeze
Wednesday, 16th June
RMT calls for urgent progress to be made over introduction of new Merseyrail fleet with the guard guarantee enshrined.
Wednesday, 16th June
RMT strike on SERCO Caledonian Sleeper rock solid overnight as company continue to block talks with union
Tuesday, 15th June
RMT to strike for pay justice on Tyne and Wear Metro in co-ordinated joint union action
Tuesday, 15th June
RMT agrees to participate in Rail Industry Recovery Group processes in light of COVID pandemic and sets the unions core principles moving forwards.