OS move raises Hammers job issues


os2West Ham United will surrender their traditional responsibilities of “running the show” inside their own  ground once they move to the Olympic Stadium

For such duties as stewarding, security, cleaning, maintenance, catering and a host of other functions will become the responsibility of the main stadium operator.

As we reported yesterday that looks likely to be French firm Vinci who are believed to have beaten AEG to the contract.

The contract will run for 10 years with an option of renewal of another 15 years.

The scope of  Stadium Operator plus contract out to tender includes full operation of Olympic Stadium for events including stewarding, securing sporting and entertainment content on other available days, conferencing and banqueting, delivery of community events, stadium tours,  security, cleaning, maintenance, licencing, contract management and catering at all events held at the Stadium including both hospitality and general admission spectators.

West Ham currently employs 800 people, full and part time but many of those jobs will now be allotted by the stadium operator thus creating much uncertainty among those currently employed!

Those include hundreds of part time match day, and some full time staff, currently employed by the club  in steward, security and stadium maintenance roles.

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