12 October 2015
RMT Press Office
Security and cleaning staff working for Interserve Facilities on their Docklands Light Railway contract will strike for 48 hours later this week in an on-going fight over pay. This will be the fourth time that this group of workers have been forced to take industrial action in the battle for pay justice on this critical piece of London’s transport infrastructure.
There has recently been a change of management on the Interserve DLR contract and RMT officials have met with the new management to discuss the issues in this long-running dispute. RMT was promised a response from the Company but to date nothing at all has been received.
As a result of the above, and following consultation with our DLR Branch and our representatives, RMT has called further action and instructed our Interserve (KAD) members NOT TO BOOK ON FOR ANY SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-
• 05:30 hours on Thursday 15th October 2015 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 17th October 2015
The action runs parallel to a separate dispute involving the directly employed staff on Keolis Amey Docklands staff who are currently balloting for action.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Our members working for Interserve on Docklands Light Railway know just how crucial it is that they stand firm and demand that the Company stops dragging its heels and responds to the union with an offer to resolve this dispute including a decent pay increase for all staff and the proper application of our long-standing agreements.
“These workers do some of the dirtiest jobs on the transport system and their demand for pay justice should be supported across this City. The union remains available for talks.”