DLR Control Room Staff Dispute Resolved

This is a statement from General Secretary Bob Crow:

I am pleased to report that another dispute has now been resolved, that is the attempt by SERCO Docklands management to force Control Room staff from a popular 12 hour roster to an 8 hour one without any redress.

Following negotiations the General Grades Committee was able to endorse an agreement whereby each of our 26 Control Room members would be paid £5,000 up front to agree to the change from a 12 hour to an 8 hour roster that would be implemented on 1st October. After three months, on the assumption of a successful transition, a further payment of £1,000 will be made.

This dispute had been running for some time and I would again like to thank the members concerned for their resolve.