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

1,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 March 2010
Employment effect (start)
31 March 2010
Foreseen end date


Rail maintenance company Jarvis have announced 1100 jobs are to be lost across the UK after it went into administration last week.

Only the facilities management part of the group, Jarvis Accommodation Services, will continue trading as normal; administrators Deloitte said that there has been "a significant amount of interest" in it. Rail engineering arm Jarvis Rail and suppliers of rail repair equipment Fastline will close. Rail unions blamed the financial difficulties leading to the redundancies on spending cuts by the company's largest customer, Network Rail. Trade union RMT is seeking an urgent meeting with Lord Adonis, the Transport Minister. Gerry Doherty, general secretary of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, said: "The government should have long since intervened to stop Network Rail from laying waste to our rail industry. Unfortunately they haven't and nothing has been done to safeguard any of the jobs or skills lost."

However Network Rail claim they are not responsible for Jarvis going into administration.


  • 31 March 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Jarvis, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70394, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70394.