The RMT is to ballot its members at Docklands Light Railway in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions. Reps have been involved in extensive in talks with Keolis/Amey Docklands management regarding the 2015 pay review and other issues inc …

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DLRThe RMT is to ballot its members at Docklands Light Railway in two separate disputes over pay and working conditions.

Reps have been involved in extensive in talks with Keolis/Amey Docklands management regarding the 2015 pay review and other issues including the shifting of the pay anniversary date.

Following a series of meetings, the company had failed to table a suitable pay offer and having noted the views of both reps and members, the RMT executive has taken the decision to conduct a ballot for strike action.

Meanwhile, in a separate dispute, the union is also balloting staff on a contract awarded by Keolis/Amey Docklands to notorious anti-union facilities company Interserve.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “The union has had no option but to move to a ballot of both the directly employed DLR staff and those hired in through Interserve in these two separate disputes. The union will not sit back while core issues on pay and working conditions are left unresolved.

“Our reps have are in no doubt that we need to send a clear message to management that staff are prepared to fight to demand decent rewards and recognition, a safe working environment, decent working conditions and will not be forced into accepting inferior pay arrangements from either KAD or their approved contractors .

“The union remains available for talks in both disputes.”


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