DLR branch

Includes all grades of staff on the Docklands Light Railway

DLR Strike Ballot Over Poor Pay Offer


In line with Union policy, a claim was submitted for a substantial increase in rates of pay and improvements to conditions of service. Following discussions with the Company, a report was received from the Lead Officer, along with further correspondence from the Branch Secretary, advising that the Company had failed to table an offer in line with our members’ aspirations.

Dispute Success 'A Testimony To All DLR Members'


Following my previous Circular (IR/022/15, 21st January 2015), further talks took place with the Company and assurances over the issues in the dispute were received. The General Grades Committee considered this matter and took the decision that, as all our demands have been met, the dispute is resolved and the strike action which was due to commence from Wednesday 28th January was called off.

Docklands Dispute Goes On Despite Legal Challenge


Further to my previous Circular No. IR/297/14, 7th November 2014, members will be aware it was the intention of RMT to conduct a ballot for industrial action over detrimental changes to terms and conditions as a result of Serco Docklands losing the DLR contract. RMT advised Serco of our serious concerns and the hope was that the Companies would appreciate that this course of action demonstrated members’ strength of feeling and would take steps to resolve the issues.

RMT Pledge As Docklands Light Railway Take Over Approaches

RMT pledges to defend jobs and conditions as Keolis take over DLR from SERCO in December

RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said.

"RMT members on DLR are deeply concerned that we will be facing a major period of upheaval in the run up to December when Keolis take over from Serco.

"RMT will fight to defend the jobs and working conditions of our members on DLR and we are seeking an urgent meeting with Keolis to secure the cast iron assurances that our members are seeking. "

Docklands Light Railway Strike Off

The RMT General Grades Committee has agreed to accept pay offers from Serco Docklands AND Carlisle. As a result all strikes are called off.

We congratulate all members for their resolve in their campaign for a decent pay settlement on Serco, for the London Living Wage on Carlisle and the commitments forced from the company on the other matters involved in this dispute.

DLR Strike Ballot On

RMT confirms strike ballot on Docklands Light Railway over total breakdown of industrial relations

Transport union RMT confirmed today that it set to begin balloting members on the SERCO Docklands Light Railway for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a wide range of issues which amount to a to notal breakdown in industrial relations between the union and the employer.

The issues at the heart of the dispute include:

· Stalling on talks over the 2014 pay award
· Abuse of the disciplinary and attendance procedures

RMT Disgust At DLR Carlisle Refusal To Honour Pay Agreement

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from our Docklands Light Railway branch. We share their disgust that Carlisle management is openly reneging on its letter to us of 6 August 2013 by refusing to honour its promised timetable for the incremental increase in pay rates to the level of the London Living Wage (LLW), and refusing to award any pay rise to those members who are currently paid the LLW rate or above.

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.

Carlisle Members On DLR Vote Solidly For Industrial Action


That we note the ballot result for both strikes and action short of strikes is as follows:-

Total votes cast: 10

Number voting “Yes” : 10

Number voting “No” : 0

Spoilt Papers: 0

We congratulate our members on their 100% vote for action. We note that our Docklands Light Railway branch is to meet tomorrow, and that our lead officer is to meet with the employer. Reports of these two meetings are to be placed in front of us within seven days.