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.

BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS CONTRACT)

Following the last round of strike action in February, which was again solidly supported and the disgraceful refusal by the management  to take steps to reach an agreement with the union and resolve the issues regarding members’ pay and rosters,  the National Executive Committee has taken the decision to call on all ISS (KAD Contract) members to take further industrial action by not to booking on for any turns of duty that commence between:-

  •  05:30 hours on Wednesday 21st March 2018 and 05:29 hours on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

“Both of these separate disputes are over fundamental issues of workplace justice, fairness and sticking to agreements and practices that both Keolis and ISS seem to believe that they can trample all over.  RMT members, both those directly employed by KAD and those engaged through ISS, have had enough of being treated like dirt and have made it clear that they are prepared to stand up and fight for their fundamental rights.

“This will be the fifth period of strike action by the group of workers to date on the ISS contract and management can be under no illusion about the strength of feeling and determination to see a successful resolution to the dispute.

“Docklands Light Railway is a key component of the transport network in the Capital City and the way that staff are being treated is a stain on London. RMT remains available for talks in both disputes and we are calling on the Major to step in and stop the workplace abuses that are happening on his watch.”

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