Docklands Light Railway

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News, reports and information for Docklands Light Railway staff.

RMT Pledge As Docklands Light Railway Take Over Approaches

RMT pledges to defend jobs and conditions as Keolis take over DLR from SERCO in December

RMT acting general secretary Mick Cash said.

"RMT members on DLR are deeply concerned that we will be facing a major period of upheaval in the run up to December when Keolis take over from Serco.

"RMT will fight to defend the jobs and working conditions of our members on DLR and we are seeking an urgent meeting with Keolis to secure the cast iron assurances that our members are seeking. "

Docklands Light Railway Strike Off

The RMT General Grades Committee has agreed to accept pay offers from Serco Docklands AND Carlisle. As a result all strikes are called off.

We congratulate all members for their resolve in their campaign for a decent pay settlement on Serco, for the London Living Wage on Carlisle and the commitments forced from the company on the other matters involved in this dispute.

DLR Strike Ballot On

RMT confirms strike ballot on Docklands Light Railway over total breakdown of industrial relations

Transport union RMT confirmed today that it set to begin balloting members on the SERCO Docklands Light Railway for both strike action and action short of a strike in a dispute over a wide range of issues which amount to a to notal breakdown in industrial relations between the union and the employer.

The issues at the heart of the dispute include:

· Stalling on talks over the 2014 pay award
· Abuse of the disciplinary and attendance procedures

London Fire Brigade To Take Further Industrial Action

This action has now been suspended


Your RMT Train’s Health and Safety Council have today, Thursday 17th, met with LU to discuss the upcoming industrial action by the London Fire Brigade and the impact that this will have on us as drivers.

This action is scheduled to commence at 18.00hrs on Saturday the 19th and end at 23.00hrs later that evening.

Fatigue - Station And Revenue Grades

This circular is from RMT General Secretary Bob Crow

The following resolution was adopted at the 2012 National Conference of Station and Associated Grades concerning fatigue. Subsequently, the General Grades Committee adopted the following report from the GGC Health & Safety Sub-committee:

“That we note the resolution from our National Conference of Station and Associated Grades 2012.

URGENT - Join Our Demo Against STM Lockout Of Strikers

Agency STM has 'locked out' its workers, without pay, for taking industrial action against management bullying. RMT asks you to give your full support to our members and join an urgent protest about the outrageous persecution.

DEMONSTRATE outside the headquarters of London Overground Rail Operations Ltd (just outside Swiss Cottage tube station) on Monday 20 May at 0900hrs.

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.

Broadsheet Created For Campaign Against Job Cuts

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.

ISS, Initial And Carlisle Cleaning & Security Members To Take Industrial Action

Circular from General Secretary Bob Crow

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: -

TfL Attendance at Work Policy & Procedure

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."

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