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RMT calls off DLR strikes

Issue No. 2388

The RMT union this week called off planned strikes on the Serco Docklands Light Railway.

Workers were set to strike for 48 hours from 4.30am on Wednesday of this week.

The union said it has received a new offer from management.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said the offer covered “pay and a range of other issues”.

A second 48-hour strike was set to begin on Tuesday of next week from 12 noon.

This would have coincided with a planned strike by tube workers on the London Underground.

Workers voted by more than nine to one for the action in a recent ballot. The dispute was over a range of issues.

This included bosses stalling on talks over workers’ 2014 pay award, and abuse of disciplinary and attendance procedures.

The union also cited the use of agency and contract staff to try and undermine jobs and conditions.

It complained of company failures on training, development and grade progression.


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Tue 28 Jan 2014, 18:48 GMT
Issue No. 2388
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