In the news - DLR strike

Strike action on the Docklands Light Railway has been rock solid today.  The action made headlines across the UK as RMT members fight a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations. 


BBC NewsDocklands Light Railway strike: RMT staff in 48-hour walk-out

Union members walked out at 04:00 GMT in a row over working practices, including the use of agency staff. RMT general secretary Mick Cash accused management of "sheer intransigence."


The Guardian - Strike to shut down Docklands Light Railway

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union will walk out from 4am in a dispute over the use of agency staff and claims of bullying and intimidation. Talks broke down last week but the union met managers from the DLR operator Keolis Amey for a final attempt to ward off the strike, which again ended in failure.


Evening Standard - DLR strike set to shut down service from Tuesday morning

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union (RMT) will down tools between Tuesday morning and Thursday morning in a move that is expected to bring the entire network to a halt. The RMT is the only union for DLR workers. The union is arguing with service operator Keolis Amey over working conditions and the use of agency staff.


Union Solidarity International - RMT members take action over a range of issues after talks break down

RMT members today begin a 48-hour strike on the Docklands Light Railway.

Talks on Friday and yesterday morning failed, with the union accusing management of refusing to address a range of issues, including the use of agency staff and the imposition of changes to working practices. - RMT CONFIRMS 48 HOUR DLR STRIKE

RMT confirms 48 hour DLR strike from tomorrow morning is on as talks fail to make any progress.

RAIL UNION RMT said today that staff across all grades on Keolis Amey Docklands Light Railway will strike for 48 hours from early tomorrow after last ditch talks failed to make any progress this morning. The dispute is over a range of serious unresolved issues that are wrecking industrial relations. 

Talks on Friday and this morning with KAD failed as management refused to address the core issues of use of agency staff, imposition without agreement of fundamental changes to the control centre managing movement and power, abuse of procedures and the adoption of a wholly cavalier attitude to the issues of risk assessment and the safety and security of both staff and the travelling public.