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 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Nearly 200 workers employed by Tube Lines contractor ISS face being laid off. The company has announced that it was 'refocusing resources' for station cleaning. Rail Maritime and Transport union (RMT) general secretary Bob Crow said workers were 'stunned and furious' when they were told their jobs may be cut. Mayor of London Mr Livingstone said Tube Line's contract made it responsible for cleanliness on the Tube. He said: 'I do not see how they can maintain standards of cleanliness by cutting staff. Given the profits that the infrastructure companies enjoy, there is no case for reducing these cleaning posts.'


  • 5 January 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), ISS, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64698, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64698.