RMT members angry at use of agency workers and of “bullying” culture at work

Tim Lezard Europe, UK, Rail, Transport (ITF), RMT,

DLRRMT members working on the Docklands Light Railway are being balloted for industrial action over the use of agency staff.

The union is also concerned about what it describes as the “undermining” of some staff and a “creeping culture of bullying and intimidation” of others.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members on DLR are furious at the way that Keolis/Amey are trying to bulldoze in some of the worst working practices and conditions that we associate with the operations of the most cheapskate and anti-union companies in the transport sector. We will not sit back and allow this culture to develop on this key part of London’s transport network.

“The company should not underestimate the anger of the workforce and KAD’s abject failure to address these issues has left us with no option but to ballot for action. The union will be available for talks with the company this week. ”

 


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