Strike Suspended As Carlisle Agrees To Extend DLR Strike Mandate By Seven Days As Talks Continue

From General Secretary Bob Crow
Branches will be aware that we have been in dispute with Carlisle in our campaign to seek drastic improvements to pay and conditions of our Security and Cleaning staff working on the DLR contract. This matter has been discussed by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken: -

“We note the report from our lead officer. The employer has indicated that it will agree to extend the deadline for calling industrial action by seven days, but has not yet sent the correct wording for this.

Should the correct wording be received from the employer, we instruct the General Secretary to place this item back in front of us within seven days, with a report of the meeting with the employer due to take place this Thursday, 15 November.

Should the correct wording not be received from the employer by Wednesday 14 November, we call industrial action as follows:

We instruct all members on this contract to take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting on or after 05:30 on Wednesday 21 November and to return to duties starting on or after 05:30 on Friday 23 November.

London Transport Regional Council and branches to be advised.”

I can advise branches that the company did agree to the seven day extension to our ballot and further talks have now taken place. I shall be sure to keep branches informed of developments.

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