RMT Union calls off 48 hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway following resolution of dispute

DLR entrance in Canary Wharf. Pic: Elliott Brown

DLR entrance in Canary Wharf. Pic: Elliott Brown

The RMT Union has called off a planned strike on the Docklands Light Railway after reaching a resolution with operator Serco.

Transport for London announced the cancellation on their website today after the workers reached an agreement with the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union and their operator Serco.

The strike was due to take place tomorrow and Thursday after the union called for industrial action last week over a dispute about pay and working conditions.

Jonathan Fox, Director of TFL, said: “We welcome the resolution of issues between Serco DLR and the RMT, which has seen the strikes planned for this week and next called off. We have always been clear that the issues should be resolved through discussion and without the need for unnecessary disruption to Londoners and that is what has been achieved.”

The union said its decision-making body has agreed to suspend the planned industrial action “following the receipt of improved offers on pay and across a range of other issues”.

Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary, said : “The union congratulates our members across the Docklands Light Railway whose solidarity and determination has enabled them to secure important victories on pay, conditions and workplace justice.”

The union had previously raised concerns over the abuse of disciplinary and attendance procedures  as well as limited staff opportunities due to “failure on training, development and grade progression”.

Kevin Thomas, Managing Director of Serco Docklands, said: “All parties have worked hard to develop solutions to the issues that were raised and this has enabled an agreement to be reached, including a pay deal.  This means that all pending strike action has been cancelled and customers of the DLR can continue to enjoy the highly reliable service that our people support.”







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