95% Yes Vote For DLR Strike Against New Bosses


Further to my previous Circular No. IR/08/15, 12th January 2015, the ballot has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast 486
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 466
Number Voting ‘No’ 18
Spoilt Papers 2

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast 486
Number Voting ‘Yes’ 473
Number Voting ‘No’ 10
Spoilt Papers 3

The General Grades Committee has considered this matter and applauded the overwhelming vote in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike. Having consulted with the Branch and Lead Officer, the GGC has taken the decision to instruct all members on the Docklands Light Railway to take strike action and NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-

04:00 hours on Wednesday 28th January 2015 until 03:59 hours on Friday 30th January 2015.

I am sure all RMT members will support their colleagues on the DLR taking this action in protest against detrimental changes to their terms and conditions and inferior policies, secondments without members’ consent and a failure by the Company to resolve outstanding health and safety issues. I will of course keep you informed of all developments.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.