Docklands Light Railway

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News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.

RMT action on Docklands Light Railway united and determined

RMT action on Docklands Light Railway united and determined this morning in fight for workplace justice

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"‎Our members are standing united and determined on DLR this morning in a dispute that is about ending the undercutting of jobs and conditions through outsourcing, ending the abuse of procedures and defending the basic principles of workplace justice.

RMT at ACAS for further talks today as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway this week

26th of March, 2018

RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that it will be attending further ACAS talks today with Keolis Amey Docklands as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway this week.

The latest talks follow extensive efforts by the union to resolve through ACAS the wide range of issues at the heart of the dispute that amount to a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations on a number of important fronts including:

RMT confirms industrial action in two separate disputes on Docklands Light Railway

Following a magnificent ballot result returned by RMT members this week the union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and taken the decision to call on all staff to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

  •  04:00 hours on Wednesday 21st March 2018 and 03:59 hours on Friday 23rd March 2018
  • 04:00 hours on Friday 20th April 2018 and 03:59 hours on Tuesday 24th April 2018

The breakdown in Industrial Relations is over a whole catalogue of workplace issues which are listed below.

ISS DLR members to take further action against belligerent bosses

Subject: BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KAD CONTRACT)

Our ISS members on the DLR KAD contract have taken firm strike action aimed at bringing the company to the negotiations table to resolve this issue; however ISS are belligerently refusing to come to terms with this union.

Therefore; given the lack of response by ISS management to the recent strike, we instruct our ISS members on the Docklands Light Railway: Strike Action

Members not to book on for shifts beginning 05:30hrs on Wednesday 21st March 2018 until 05:29hrs on Thursday 22nd March 2018

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in strike action this week

Strike action goes ahead on DLR this week in dispute over breakdown in industrial relations.

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations this week as the intransigent attitude of the management continues to block any chance of progress towards a negotiated settlement.

48 hours of strike action goes ahead on DLR over breakdown in industrial relations

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further 48 hour phase of strike action from today over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this week due to the intransigent attitude of the management. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.

Ballot prepared in DLR dispute

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS

We note the correspondence regarding the breakdown in industrial relations from our Lead Officer and Docklands Light Railway Branch; and commend our members on
their resolve to address this issue.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to inform the company we are in dispute and prepare a ballot for industrial actions of all affected members. Members to be advised by email and text.

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

ISS workers to strike on Docklands Light Railway

Subject: BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KAD CONTRACT)

We note the report from the Lead Officer and the resolve of our ISS members.

We instruct our members to take part in the following industrial actions:

Strike Action

Not to book on for any shifts commencing 05:30hrs on Thursday 1st February 2018 to 05:29hrs on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Action Short of a Strike

We instruct our members not to deviate from only working to current approved risk assessments from 05:30hrs on Monday 5th February 2018 to 05:29hrs on Saturday 10th February 2018.

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:-