Serco Docklands - Amended Industrial Action

Serco Docklands - Amended Industrial Action

24 January 2014

Kevin Hall

! IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS – CHANGES MADE TO DATES OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION !

Our Ref DLR/10/1

24th January 2014

TO ALL RMT MEMBERS SERCO DOCKLANDS

Dear Colleagues,

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SERCO DOCKLANDS

Further to my letter of 21st January I am writing to advise you that the General Grades Committee, following consultation with your representatives and activists has decided to alter the dates that you will be taking industrial action. The reason the General Grades Committee are doing this is to maximise the effect of the industrial action you are taking.

The following industrial action has been CANCELLED

All Dockland Light Railway members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    12:00 hours on Tuesday 4th February 2014 until 11:59 hours on Thursday 6th February 2014.

This is replaced with:-

All Dockland Light Railway members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    04:30 hours on Wednesday 5th February until 04:29 hours on Friday 7th February 2014.

The other industrial action, as advised to you in my letter of 21st January, remains the same and remains on - for ease of reference this is set out as follows:-

All Dockland Light Railway members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    04:30 hours on Wednesday 29th January 2014 until 04:29 hours on Friday 31st January 2014.

Furthermore all Dockland Light Railway members are also instructed`
 
•    Not to work any rest days or overtime from 04:30 hours on Friday 31st January until 04:29 hours on Saturday 1st February 2014.

Industrial relations between RMT and Serco Docklands are at an all time low with management adopting a more and more aggressive and belligerent posture against its employees and your union.  Serco have for too long thought they can ride roughshod over you and your colleagues and this massive vote in favour of strike action has made it abundantly clear to them that you demand that they address this breakdown of industrial relations immediately and enter into meaningful negotiations and consultation over the following issues:-

•    Stalling on the 2014 Pay Talks
•    Unfairly disciplining Members
•    Continuing use of Agency/Contractors
•    Misuse of the Attendance Policy
•    Threatening the future of at least two grades
•    Providing inadequate training and developments, leading to loss of promotion opportunities.

I urge all members to strongly support our industrial action and show the company that we mean business and that we will not accept their unacceptable treatment of you and your union.  We will of course remain available for further talks and I will update you on further developments.

Yours Sincerely
 
Bob Crow
General Secretary

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