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.”