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Serco Caledonian Sleeper confirms plan to make north positions redundant


By Gregor White


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Serco is relocating jobs from Inverness to Glasgow.
Serco is relocating jobs from Inverness to Glasgow.

Among other changes three service delivery manager posts are to be relocated from Inverness to Glasgow.

We previously reported union reaction to the news.

Serco, unlike ScotRail, does not have a “no compulsory redundancies” policy in its contract with the Scottish Government.

Five new guest ambassador posts are also being created in Glasgow – even though these roles are normally based in Inverness.

Two new co-ordinator roles are being created in Glasgow.

General secretary of The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) Manuel Cortes said: “Serco are wilfully and unnecessarily making Inverness workers unemployed."

Kathryn Darbandi, managing director for Serco Caledonian Sleeper said: “We are restructuring our overnight operations team to ensure we are positioned to provide the best service to our guests.

"The proposed new structure would benefit from colocation with GBRf, our traction provider, and Network Rail within the Scottish Network Rail control centre.”

“This change would increase our overall headcount in Scotland but also mean that three positions based in Inverness and one position in Glasgow would be made redundant.”

“We are committed to ensuring that we support the affected members of our team.”


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