Docklands Light Railway

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News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.

RMT members to strike on DLR on New Year’s Eve over breakdown in industrial relations

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking strike action on New Year’s Eve over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.

The dispute has arisen over the failure to hold meaningful pay talks or provide a proper response to the union’s pay claim and the failure to resolve long standing issues.

RMT members working for ISS (KAD Contract) are instructed to not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-

ISS KAD DLR strike ballot called after company disregards union's serious concerns

We note the report from the Lead Officer and correspondence from our Docklands Light Railway Branch; and that despite the union declaring a dispute back on the 4th October 2017, undertakings and promises made in talks by the company and prompts from our DLR Branch; that the company is disregarding our serious concerns and security issues.

This breakdown in industrial relations recklessly embarked on by the company is matched and exceeded by our members resolve to have their concerns addressed to their complete satisfaction.

ISS DLR breach of agreements leads to dispute

We note the breakdown in industrial relations with the company and their breach of agreements across several issues.

This is totally unacceptable to this union and our members at ISS DLR; and we instruct the General Secretary to prepare a ballot matrix of all members and inform the company that a dispute situation now exists between us and the company.

Members to be advised by email and text.

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

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