Search

DLR staff to walk out in 48 hour strike

PUBLISHED: 11:54 18 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 18 January 2018

Staff on the DLR are set to go on strike next month Picture: Ken Mears

Staff on the DLR are set to go on strike next month Picture: Ken Mears

Archant

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union working as cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers will walk out from 5.30am on Thursday, February 1.

The workers, employed by contractor ISS, took strike action on New Year’s Eve, but the union said no progress had been made over pay and other issues.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “We are supporting our members’ further strike action in a bid to force management to properly adhere to the agreed negotiating machineries and stop trying to impose fundamental changes to working conditions.

“RMT reps have continually chased management to resolve the dispute but the company are blatantly ignoring the union’s concerns.

“We are expecting further solid support in this dispute.”

Mark Davis, interim general manager of DLR, said: “We have been assured this will not have an impact on our customers or the DLR service.

“We urge all parties to sit down and talk through the issues to try and resolve them as soon as possible.”

An ISS spokesman said: “We are disappointed that RMT is planning strike action.

“We continue to meet with the RMT in an attempt to resolve the dispute and welcome positive and transparent discussions before the date of the action to resolve the perceived issues.

“Our priority now is to minimise the disruption to the travelling public and we will achieve this through using additional resources from other qualified transport teams.”

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 17:30

An engineer has been recognised for his bravery after rescuing a 13-year-old from a vicious knife attack in Bow.

Yesterday, 15:57

If you’ve ever had the desire to watch a giant piece of toxic sewage on a 24/7 livestream - well, now you can.

Yesterday, 14:56

A food festival is planned over three days in the Moat at the Tower of London next month with cooking demos from top chefs and lessons on how to decorate a naked cake.

Yesterday, 13:21

A man is appealing for help to find his missing phone, which he said contains some irreplaceable memories.

Yesterday, 09:00

The heatwave may finally be coming to an end, with the cooler weather making it the ideal time to go outside and exercise.

Yesterday, 07:39

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in Stepney.

Yesterday, 07:00

The Met has claimed it is one of the first forces in the country to develop its own mobile fingerprint device.

Mon, 19:06

Victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing are set to meet with the Northern Ireland Office to discuss compensation plans for those impacted by the Troubles.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now