18 January 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT members take further strike action on DLR on over breakdown in industrial relations.
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking further strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.
The announcement comes in the wake of solid strike action taken by RMT members over New Year’s Eve. Regrettably, there has been no constructive progress made with the Company since then.
The dispute has arisen over the failure to hold meaningful pay talks or provide a proper response to the union’s pay claim and the failure to resolve long standing issues.
RMT members working for ISS (KAD Contract) are instructed to not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-
•05:30 hours on Thursday 1st February 2018 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 3rd February 2018.
Members are also instructed not to deviate from current valid approved risk assessments between the times specified below:-
•05:30 hours on Monday 5th February 2018 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 10th February 2018.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“We are supporting our members’ further strike action in a bid to force management to properly adhere to the agreed negotiating machineries and stop trying to impose fundamental changes to working conditions.
“RMT Reps have continually chased management to resolve the dispute but the company are blatantly ignoring the union’s concerns.
“We are expecting further solid support in this dispute, the union remains available for talks.”