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DLR strikes called off

PUBLISHED: 16:16 21 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:16 05 October 2010

STRIKES on the DLR have been called off by rail union RMT. The 24 hour strikes set for this Friday July 23, next Tuesday July 27 and Friday August 6 have been suspended. It was called off after Serco Docklands management made an improved offer to pay

STRIKES on the DLR have been called off by rail union RMT.

The 24 hour strikes set for this Friday July 23, next Tuesday July 27 and Friday August 6 have been suspended.

It was called off after Serco Docklands management made "an improved offer" to pay staff for the extra workload and more responsibilities with the introduction of a third carriage to DLR trains.

An overtime ban due to run tomorrow has also been scrapped by the union.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "Our members on the Docklands Light Railway have stood firm and delivered an overwhelming mandate for action which has enabled us to negotiate this new and improved offer from a position of strength."

He said he was recommending that union members accepted the new offer.

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