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Three day DLR strike announced by RMT

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:09 05 October 2010

UNION leaders have announced a three-day strike for this month on the Docklands Light Railway. The RMT has instructed members working for Serco Docklands to go on strike from 4am on June 23 to 4am on June 26. The action will cause widespread disruption on

UNION leaders have announced a three-day strike for this month on the Docklands Light Railway.

The RMT has instructed members working for Serco Docklands to go on strike from 4am on June 23 to 4am on June 26.

The action will cause widespread disruption on the network throughout that period and heaps more misery on London commuters, with the strike due to coincide with a two-day walkout of operators on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.

The RMT is angry at what it claims are inadequate payments for increased workload and responsibility following the introduction of three-carriage trains.

The union said last week's ballot of members found 90 per cent in favour of a strike.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "Our members on the Docklands Light Railway have shown once again that they will not be bullied by management in to taking on more work and more responsibility without being properly compensated by the company.

"RMT has made every effort to reach a negotiated settlement on this issue but all of our proposals have been thrown back in our face. That is no way to run a key element of London's transport system."

He added he was hopeful there could be future talks to prevent the industrial action going ahead.


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