Docklands Light Railway
News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.
CUTS COST LIVES ... STAFF SAVE LIVES
RMT has warned that London Underground was planning to plunge the tube system into the same lethal cocktail of safety cuts and automation that led to nine people being killed on the Washington DC Red Line service in 2009.
- In June 2009, a rush-hour crash on the Washington DC metro killed nine people, including the operator. It was caused by failure of the automated system, and the Washington Post called it “the price of parsimony” after numerous near-misses went unheeded against a background of cuts to maintenance
schedules and inspections.
The RMTs new broadsheet 'We Can Stop Job Cuts' for the London Transport Region, is now available for distribution in workplaces. The RMT's London Region acting Regional Secretary said "Please could representatives make arrangements for collection accordingly for direct distribution into workplaces in accordance with the General Grades Committee’s decision. When you come, you will find a collection sheet and you are asked to put your name and workplace on it just so we know where the papers have gone.
Circular from General Secretary Bob Crow
IMPROVING PAY & CONDITIONS – CARLISLE CLEANING & SECURITY (DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY) (DLR/10/1)
I write to advise branches that following the recent yes vote in favour of industrial action, the company agreed to a seven day extension to our ballot and further talks took place. However no agreement has been reached, the General Grades Committee has now considered this matter and has taken the following decision: -
This document is the TFL Attendance at Work Policy & Procedure updated on the 1st of October 2010.
It is for "Employees of TfL, Docklands Light Railway Limited, Rail for London Limited, London Bus Services Limited, London Buses Limited, Victoria Coach Station Limited who are on TfL employment contracts (Pay bands 1-5 and Directors) and those staff on predecessor organisations employment contracts where the individual has transferred to the employment of TfL."
You can view it below on a modern browser, or download the attachment.
This document explains TfL Work Life Balance Policy. It is for "Employees of TfL, Docklands Light Railway Limited, Rail for London Limited, London Bus Services Limited, London Buses Limited, Victoria Coach Station Limited who are on TfL employment contracts (Paybands 1-5 and Directors) and those staff on
predecessor organisation employment contracts where the individual has transferred to the employment of TfL"
You can view it below on a modern browser or download the attached document.
We note our Regional Organiser’s report, and the failure of the employer to meet the just demands of our security, Travelsafe and cleaning members on this contract. We instruct all members on this contract to:
- take industrial action short of strike action by working to rule on Wednesday 28 November
- take strike action by not booking on for any duties starting at or after 05:30 on Thursday
29 November and to return to duties starting at or after 05:30 on Saturday 1 December.
We further instruct the General Secretary to:
We note the report from our lead officer. The employer has indicated that it will agree to extend the deadline for calling industrial action by seven days, but has not yet sent the correct wording for this.
Should the correct wording be received from the employer, we instruct the General Secretary to place this item back in front of us within seven days, with a report of the meeting with the employer due to take place this Thursday, 15 November.
Should the correct wording not be received from the employer by Wednesday 14 November, we call industrial action as follows:
From General Secretary Bob Crow
Branches will be aware that we have been in dispute with Carlisle in our campaign to seek drastic improvements to pay and conditions of our Security and Cleaning staff working on the DLR contract. This matter has been discussed by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken: -
London's mayor Boris Johnson answers questions from the London Assembly Members each month at 'Mayor's Questions.' Andrew Dismore - Labour Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden asked the question "Why are cleaners employed by Carlisle, contracted by TfL's franchisee Serco to provide cleaning services on Docklands Light Railway, not paid the London Living Wage?" on october 17th.
The response is as follows:
3026/2012 London Living Wage for TFL Cleaners
Carlisle Cleaning And Security Workers On The Docklands Light Railway Give Massive Mandate For Industrial ActionSubmitted by admin on 20 July, 2012 - 01:54
That we note the result of the ballots for both strikes and action short of strikes is as follows:-
|Total votes cast||32|
|Number voting “Yes”||31 (96.9% of valid vote)|
|Number voting “No”||1|