Docklands Light Railway

a docklands light railway train

News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.


Following a meeting of the General Grades Committee regarding the above, the following decision has been taken: -

“That having consulted our representatives, and the report from our lead officer in respect of talks with the company. Despite minor concessions, management continue to press ahead with unacceptable proposals on a series of issues. Furthermore there has been a serious failure to consult with this union before impositions of terms and conditions.

News from Docklands branch

From RMT Docklands branch to all members

We have recently had meetings with management to discuss various issues effecting members across all grades:

Closing of Pension without negotiation and consultation with your union

We want the pension re-opened to all employees

Dismissals: Julian Harper and Ian Peavot and the failure by the company to follow procedure and the harshness of their eventual up holding of decision to dismiss

'RMT London Calling', October 2010 - Cuts Will Hurt Us All

Click '1 attachment' / file name to download the new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter. It urges members to join the fight against the ConDem government's cuts; condemns London Underground's latest job cuts announcement; and reports on RMT's campaigns on Docklands Light Railway, Initial (cleaners) and Alstom.

Introduction of Three Carriage Running - Imposition of Revised Walking Times and Spread Over Times - Serco Docklands

Branches will recall that during our dispute over the introduction of three carriage running, an agreement was reached at ACAS that the company would enter into consultation over the implementation of revised walking times and revised spread over times.

Minutes: Emergency Regional Council meeting, 29 June 2010


  • Bakerloo branch – Sean Geoghegan
  • Camden No.3 branch – John Reid, Tony Gandolfi, Becky Crocker, Joanna Prestwich
  • Central Line West branch – Vaughan Thomas (meeting chair)
  • DLR – Darren Arnold
  • East Ham – Claire Reilly, Gary Lazell, Unjum Mirza, Andy Izard
  • Finsbury Park branch – Dean O’Hanlon, Dave Rayfield, Frank Curtis, John Kelly, G Doyle
  • Hammersmith & City branch – Mac McKenna
  • Jubilee South & East London Line branch –
  • London Taxis branch –
  • LU Engineering branch – Paul O'Brien, Lewis Peacock, Paul Jackson

'RMT London Calling' June 2010 - Support These Strikes!

The new issue of our 'RMT London Calling' newsletter reports on next week's industrial action on Tube Lines and Docklands Light Railway, and on the approaching ballot of London Underground members.

It also reports on RMT's victory on ill-health pensions, our campaigning to bring London Overground (including the extended East London Line) into public ownership, John McDonnell's Bill to stop injunctions against strikes for technical trivialities, and RMT's plans to participate in the LGBT Pride march on 3 July.

DLR Staff to Strike over 3-Car Running

DLRRMT members on Docklands Light Railway will strike on 23-26 June after the company refused to give workers any reward for their co-operation with the introduction of new three-car trains.

The extra carriage on each train means that PSAs work with 50% more capacity, so in effect, DLR is saving the cost of half a PSA - around £25,000 - per train. Yet it refuses to share the benefits of three-car running with staff.