DLR branch

Includes all grades of staff on the Docklands Light Railway

DLR: Decision for Strike Action

RMT's General Grades Committee adopted the following report from the Southern Sub-Committee:

Following consultation with our Docklands Light Railway branch, we instruct our members on Serco Docklands to take strike action and action short of strikes in pursuit of our dispute over the breakdown of industrial relations as follows:

Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts commencing from 03:59 on Thursday 20 January until 03:59 on Saturday 22 January.

Massive Majority Vote For Action At Docklands Light Railway

TRANSPORT UNION RMT members have voted by a massive majority for action in a dispute with Serco Docklands.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said “Management at Serco Docklands continue to show total disregard for the idea of proper negotiation and consultation with this trade union on a number of issues and have also victimised and dismissed two of our colleagues. Our members have shown in this massive vote for action that they will not be bullied and treated with contempt."

Breakdown in Industrial Relations - Serco Docklands - Ballot result

RMT General Grades Committee decision:

That we note the ballot result is as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 198
Number Voting Yes 162
Number Voting No 36
Spoilt 0

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 198
Number Voting Yes 175
Number Voting No 21
Spoilt 2


Following a meeting of the General Grades Committee regarding the above, the following decision has been taken: -

“That having consulted our representatives, and the report from our lead officer in respect of talks with the company. Despite minor concessions, management continue to press ahead with unacceptable proposals on a series of issues. Furthermore there has been a serious failure to consult with this union before impositions of terms and conditions.

News from Docklands branch

From RMT Docklands branch to all members

We have recently had meetings with management to discuss various issues effecting members across all grades:

Closing of Pension without negotiation and consultation with your union

We want the pension re-opened to all employees

Dismissals: Julian Harper and Ian Peavot and the failure by the company to follow procedure and the harshness of their eventual up holding of decision to dismiss

Recognition, Carlisle Cleaning and Support Services (all contracts)

Circular from Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary ...

Earlier this year I wrote to Carlisle Cleaning & Support Services expressing my utmost concern over the company’s assertion that the RMT only had direct bargaining and recognition rights for three Carlisle Cleaning and Support Contracts, namely Eurostar, London Midland and Alstom/West Coast.

Introduction of Three Carriage Running - Imposition of Revised Walking Times and Spread Over Times - Serco Docklands

Branches will recall that during our dispute over the introduction of three carriage running, an agreement was reached at ACAS that the company would enter into consultation over the implementation of revised walking times and revised spread over times.

Minutes: Emergency Regional Council meeting, 29 June 2010


  • Bakerloo branch – Sean Geoghegan
  • Camden No.3 branch – John Reid, Tony Gandolfi, Becky Crocker, Joanna Prestwich
  • Central Line West branch – Vaughan Thomas (meeting chair)
  • DLR – Darren Arnold
  • East Ham – Claire Reilly, Gary Lazell, Unjum Mirza, Andy Izard
  • Finsbury Park branch – Dean O’Hanlon, Dave Rayfield, Frank Curtis, John Kelly, G Doyle
  • Hammersmith & City branch – Mac McKenna
  • Jubilee South & East London Line branch –
  • London Taxis branch –
  • LU Engineering branch – Paul O'Brien, Lewis Peacock, Paul Jackson