Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

Docklands Light Railway strike suspended

RMT press release, issued today

A STRIKE by members of Britain’s biggest rail union working in the control room of the Docklands Light Railway has been suspended after the company agreed to leave existing roster and leave arrangements in place pending the outcome of further talks.

Some 30 RMT members had been scheduled to begin a 24-hour stoppage at 13:05 on Monday in a dispute over changes to weekend working hours.

DLR Control Room Staff to Strike

RMT Head Office Circular No. IR/18/09 - 29th January 2009 IMPOSITION OF ROSTERS – CONTROL ROOM, SERCO DOCKLANDS

Docklands Control Centre members recently returned a massive mandate in support of both strike action and short of strike action.

Management were informed of the ballot result which shows the strength of feeling RMT members have over the imposition of the new rosters and shows members are prepared to back strike action or short of strike action against the imposition of the new rosters.

More Strikes on EDF Powerlink

RMT Head Office Circular No. IR/18/09 - 29th January 2009 CLAIM FOR PARITY PAYMENTS – EDF POWERLINK NOTICE OF FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

Further strike action has been called in support of the above dispute. I am informed that this follows direct consultation with RMT members concerned and that this has their backing.

Members have been instructed as follows:

TO NOT book-on for any turns of duty between the following dates and times:

RMT suspends DLR action as disputed roster is withdrawn

RMT press release, issued today

INDUSTRIAL ACTION by Docklands Light Railway control-room staff scheduled to begin on January 5 has been suspended by Britain’s biggest rail union after Serco-Docklands withdrew rosters it had intended to impose, pending further talks.

RMT members in the DLR control room were scheduled to begin a work-to-rule and overtime ban after voting overwhelmingly for both strike action and action short of a strike, and the union had indicated that it would ballot its entire DLR membership in the New Year.

EDF power workers on London Tube to strike for third time

RMT press release, issued today

RMT SHIFT workers responsible for fault-finding and maintaining the electrical supply to London’s Tube will begin their third 36-hour strike on Christmas night in a dispute over employer EDF Energy Powerlink’s refusal to concede a claim for pay-parity with permanent day workers.

Some 25 RMT 'shift testers', who work both night and day shifts, will not book on for turns that commence between 19:59 on Christmas night, December 25, and 07:59 on Saturday (December 27).

Docklands Light Railway control staff ballot over imposed rosters

RMT press release, issued today

MEMBERS OF Britain's biggest rail union working in the control room of Docklands Light Railway are being balloted for industrial action over the imposition of new rosters.

The RMT ballot, which closes on December 22, follows Serco Docklands' unilateral decision to replace 12-hour weekend shifts with eight-hour duties, which will deprive around 30 staff of 24 rest days a year.

DLR Staff Ballot for Action

Circular No. 289/08, Thursday 11th December 2008

IMPOSITION OF ROSTERS – CONTROL ROOM, SERCO DOCKLANDS

Members working in the DLR Control Room for Serco Docklands will be balloted for strike action and industrial action short of strike due to their management’s insistence on imposing new rosters.

Andy Littlechild: Dispute Settled

RMT has settled its dispute with Metronet over the victimisation of health & safety rep Andy Littlechild, after Metronet suspended Andy's warning on appeal.

The union would like to thank all Andy's workmates in Metronet, and in other companies in TfL, who gave him such strong support when he was facing possible dismissal.