DLR strike called off

A 48-HOUR strike expected to cause travel chaos on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off following talks between union members and their bosses.

by Gemma Collins

A 48-HOUR strike expected to cause travel chaos on the Docklands Light Railway has been called off following talks between union members and their bosses.

Staff working in the DLR control room in Poplar, employed by Serco Docklands, were planning to walk out on Wednesday in a dispute over new rosters.

Rail union RMT said the new rosters, involving a change in workers' shifts from 12 to eight hours would cause a "massive change in working conditions".

But talks were held over the weekend and Serco Docklands has now confirmed "agreements" have been reached and the strike has been called off.

But no more details have yet been released.

Serco's Managing Director David Godley said: "We are very pleased with the positive outcome of our talks with the RMT in reaching an agreement. Safety remains our number one priority".