Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Metronet, one of the companies responsible for maintaining the London Tube network is cutting 300 jobs. Metronet said there would be no compulsory cuts as part of the restructuring and losses would mainly be administration and backroom posts.

A Metronet spokesman said changes would be discussed with union leaders. A spokesperson for London Underground confirmed it has not approved the job cuts and that it has consistently said Metronet must improve its performance. The Transport Salaried Staffs Association, which represents white collar workers on the Tube, said it was 'shocked and disappointed' at the scale of the job losses.

General secretary Gerry Doherty said the union believed Metronet was under pressure to make job cuts to appease its shareholders and the union would do all it could to resist the job cuts.


  • 23 August 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Metronet, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62156, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62156.