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.

Talks with the company took place on both the 25th and 29th of January but as a result of the hardball approach taken by the management side no progress has been made at all, meaning that the action goes ahead exactly as planned.

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:-

  • 05:30 hours on Thursday 1st February 2018 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Members are also instructed not to deviate from current valid approved risk assessments between the times specified below:-

  • 05:30 hours on Monday 5th February 2018 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 10th February 2018.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: 
“We are supporting our members’ further strike action in a bid to force management to honour agreements, pay staff their contractual hours and give their staff proper respect and dignity at work.

“RMT Reps have continually chased management to settle the dispute but the company are blatantly ignoring the union’s concerns. The fact that the company were prepared to kick back in our faces genuine attempts by the union to resolve the dispute in talks over the past week speaks volumes.

“We are expecting further and continuing solid support from our members in this dispute. The union remains available for meaningful talks.”

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