Docklands Light Railway

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News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.

RMT congratulates DLR members as new machinery of negotiation agreed

MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATION – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0005)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/204/17, 17th May 2017), the meeting with the NEC, SAGS, RO and Reps has taken place and following final amendments to the revised machinery of negotiation, the negotiating team recommended its acceptance.

RMT Executive congratulates DLR members

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We congratulate and applaud the efforts of all our Members and Reps and the Docklands Branch and also the Lead Officer and SAGS for their roles in negotiating this machinary of negotiation which represents a significant improvement on the previous ‘partnership’ agreement and includes sole recognition of the RMT.

We instruct the General Secretary to advise the company in writing of our immediate acceptance.

Relevant members to be advised by email and text.

The Docklands Light Railway Branch and London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

RMT Assistant general Secretary to meet with DLR reps

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We note the report from our Lead Officer, and instruct the General Secretary to convene a meeting between the Assistant General Secretary, Docklands Branch Secretary and Branch Officials, Lead Officer and the LT Region NEC Member.

We also rename this file to “MACHINERY OF NEGOTIATIONS” KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/0005)

Docklands Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Docklands Light railway cleaners to strike

CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) (DLR/15/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/111/16, 14th April 2016), members are congratulated for an overwhelming ‘YES’ vote for taking strike action and action short of a strike. Following consultation with the DLR Branch and Lead Officer, the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to instruct all RMT Cleaner and Cleaning Supervisor members at Interserve (KAD) NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-

Dockland Light Railway cleaners vote to strike

CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) (DLR/15/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/073/16, 17th March 2016), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 34

Number Voting ‘Yes’ 33

Number Voting ‘No’ 1

Spoilt Papers 0

Question: Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 34

Number Voting ‘Yes’ 30

Number Voting ‘No’ 1

Spoilt Papers 3

RMT congratulates DLR Interserve members on securing payrise

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) (DLR/0001/I(KAD))
 
Further to my previous Circular (IR/321/15, 23rd December 2015), the industrial action was suspended and the offer received from the Company was due to be discussed at a DLR Branch meeting. This Branch meeting has now taken place and the matter has been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has noted the correspondence on file and that the Company has been informed of our acceptance of the offer.
 

DLR cleaners to be balloted on range of issues

CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS) (DLR/15/4)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/029, 5th February 2016), this matter has again been considered by the National Executive Committee, which has noted correspondence from the Branch advising of additional issues arising from Interserve’s implementation of changes to cleaning agreements as follows:-

Interserve imposes fundamentally new working practice, doesn't even show workers new contracts

CHANGES TO CLEANING OPERATIONS – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS) (DLR/15/4)

A report has recently been received from the Regional Organiser advising that Interserve Management on the KAD contract have imposed fundamental changes to the terms of our cleaning members. To make matters worse the new arrangements were imposed this Monday while discussions were still at a very early stage without proper consultation with the union being conducted.