19 February 2018
RMT Press Office:
Strike action goes ahead on DLR this week in dispute over breakdown in industrial relations.
RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further phase of strike action over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations this week as the intransigent attitude of the management continues to block any chance of progress towards a negotiated settlement.
The workers involved in the dispute are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract and will take further strike action as follows:
Not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-
•05:30 hours on Thursday 22nd February 2018 and 05:29 hours on Saturday 24th February 2018.
This week’s action follows on from the latest 48 hours of rock solid strike action a fortnight ago when RMT exposed the fact that ISS were prepared to bribe scabs with bundles of cash in a desperate effort to break the strike while denying their permanent staff the pay and workplace justice they are entitled to. RMT said today that it’s about time London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan stepped in and helped a broker a solution to a dispute involving a key group of transport workers on his watch which shames the City.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“We are supporting our members in this further phase of strike action this week in a bid to force management to honour agreements, pay staff their contractual hours and give their staff proper respect and dignity at work.
“It is now time for the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to step in and sort out this company who are abusing a key group of London transport workers on his watch.
“RMT Reps have continually chased management to settle the dispute but the company are blatantly ignoring the union’s concerns. The fact that the company were prepared to kick back in our faces genuine attempts by the union to resolve the dispute in talks speaks volumes about their attitude.
“The union remains available for meaningful talks.”