TfL Surplus Staff

September 27, 2011 1:09 PM

The TPA has discovered that Transport for London (TfL) has been paying the salaries of dozens of staff that have been languishing in a ‘Redeployment Unit’. The unit is for employees who have no formal role but are being kept on, rather than made redundant.

The approximate cost of paying the salaries for staff in the scheme is £3.5 million since 2004.

For the full details click here.

TfL define their scheme as: “a Unit, [for employees] who have been displaced and transferred prior to securing an alternative role in TfL or leaving the organisation”. The maximum time an employee can be in the Redeployment Unit is supposed to be four months.

In many cases these surplus employees are kept on for months on end before taking on other roles then returning to the scheme for a second time. 19 employees have been on the scheme for more than 500 days on an average salary of around £44,000. That is likely to have cost more than £1.2 million.

For the full details click here.

Tube drivers recently secured a bonus for working during the Olympics and the RMT has threatened strikes over reforms to pay and perks for tube workers.

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