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In the news - DLR strike

Strike action on the Docklands Light Railway has been rock solid today.  The action made headlines across the UK as RMT members fight a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations. 

 

Docklands Light Railway Strike Solid

The Docklands Light Railway was all but shut down this morning as RMT members began 48 hours of strike action.  Workers on the DLR are taking action over a number of issues including misuse of agency workers, attempts at undermining workers with casualisation, a creeping culture of bullying and intimidation of staff and the breach of agreements.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

DLR Strike Confirmed

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BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/256/15, 22nd October 2015), and following the magnificent ballot result in favour of taking industrial action, the General Grades Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to instruct all Docklands Light Railway members NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-

RMT confirms 48 hours strike next week after massive vote for action on Docklands Light Railway

RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike for 48 hours next week  in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations.
 
The announcement of action comes after talks failed to make any serious progress following the confirmation of a massive 92% vote to strike by RMT members last week.
 

DLR members furious as bosses try to bulldoze in worst working practices

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that over 300 staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway have voted by massive majorities for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations.

Over 92% voted to strike with an even larger majority for action short of a strike.
 
The key issues at the heart of the dispute are:
 

Docklands Ballot For Strike Returns 93% Yes Vote

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/236/15, 1st October 2015), the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast                339

Number Voting ‘Yes’           315

Number Voting ‘No’            24

Spoilt Papers                     0

 

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

Total Votes Cast                339

Further Strike Action In Ongoing DLR Interserve Dispute

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RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – INTERSERVE FACILITIES (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT) (DLR/0001/I(KAD))

Further to my previous Circular (IR/181/15, 31st July 2015), RMT members working for Interserve (KAD) took part in a third round of strike action in respect of the above dispute and the Branch Secretary and RMT Rep recently met the new management to discuss the issues in this long-running dispute. They were promised a response from the Company but to date, there has still been no response received.

RMT to begin ballot for action on Docklands Light Railway

RAIL UNION RMT confirmed today that it will begin balloting nearly 700 staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations.

The ballot will open later this week and will close on the 22nd October.

The key issues at the heart of the dispute are:

DLR Strike Ballot Being Readied

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BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS (DLR/14/2)

Further to my previous Circular (IR/224/15, 23rd September 2015), and following further correspondence from the Lead Officer and Branch Secretary, the General Grades Committee has taken the decision to inform the Company that we are in dispute and to organise a ballot of members working for KAD for strike action and action short of strike action over a catalogue of issues, which are outlined below.

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