Cycle Hire Scheme 'Boris Bikes' Strike Suspended Following £500 Olympic Payment Offer

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the unanimous view of our representatives that we should suspend the industrial action we have notified to start on Friday 27 July. Our campaigning has led to the company offering a £500 pounds Olympic bonus, and our representatives, branch and Organising Unit have drawn up a plan for recruiting new members and getting information to existing members. We further note that a members’ meeting will be held within two weeks.

Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to advise the employer and our members of the suspension of the strike action starting on Friday 27 July, and to place this matter back in front of us with a report of the members’ meeting and in any case within the timescale necessary to call industrial action within the timescale of the current ballot mandate should this be appropriate.

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

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