Industrial action

When negotiations fail, RMT members take action

New duty schedules on the Jubilee Line

Dear member,

As we previously reported, your RMT reps rejected the new duty schedules for timetable 15 as they include an increase in weekend working. This matter was then taken up by RMT Trains Functional Council Reps with senior London Underground management. However, LU announced they would breach the 2015 pay deal and impost their new duty sheets on us.

The negative impact of our duty schedules is not a concern for our bosses as they don’t have to deal with thousands of passengers, do shifts, or work weekends. But for us on the front line, that is our lives. 

RMT confirms it has served notice on KAD for next phase of Docklands strike action

DLR union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice on Keolis Amey Docklands for the next phase of strike action in a dispute over outsourcing, abuse of procedures and workplace justice.

All KAD members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

04:00 hours on Friday 20th April 2018 and 03:59 hours on Tuesday 24th April 2018

RMT confirms it has served notice on KAD for next phase of Docklands strike action

DLR union RMT confirmed today that it has served notice on Keolis Amey Docklands for the next phase of strike action in a dispute over outsourcing, abuse of procedures and workplace justice.

All KAD members have been instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

04:00 hours on Friday 20th April 2018 and 03:59 hours on Tuesday 24th April 2018

RMT action on Docklands Light Railway united and determined

RMT action on Docklands Light Railway united and determined this morning in fight for workplace justice

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"‎Our members are standing united and determined on DLR this morning in a dispute that is about ending the undercutting of jobs and conditions through outsourcing, ending the abuse of procedures and defending the basic principles of workplace justice.

RMT at ACAS for further talks today as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway this week

26th of March, 2018

RAIL UNION RMT today confirmed that it will be attending further ACAS talks today with Keolis Amey Docklands as industrial action looms on Docklands Light Railway this week.

The latest talks follow extensive efforts by the union to resolve through ACAS the wide range of issues at the heart of the dispute that amount to a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations on a number of important fronts including:

RMT confirms industrial action in two separate disputes on Docklands Light Railway

Following a magnificent ballot result returned by RMT members this week the union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and taken the decision to call on all staff to take strike action by not booking on for any shifts that commence between:-

  •  04:00 hours on Wednesday 21st March 2018 and 03:59 hours on Friday 23rd March 2018
  • 04:00 hours on Friday 20th April 2018 and 03:59 hours on Tuesday 24th April 2018

The breakdown in Industrial Relations is over a whole catalogue of workplace issues which are listed below.

ISS DLR members to take further action against belligerent bosses

Subject: BREACH OF MACHINERY – ISS (KAD CONTRACT)

Our ISS members on the DLR KAD contract have taken firm strike action aimed at bringing the company to the negotiations table to resolve this issue; however ISS are belligerently refusing to come to terms with this union.

Therefore; given the lack of response by ISS management to the recent strike, we instruct our ISS members on the Docklands Light Railway: Strike Action

Members not to book on for shifts beginning 05:30hrs on Wednesday 21st March 2018 until 05:29hrs on Thursday 22nd March 2018

48 hours of strike action goes ahead on DLR over breakdown in industrial relations

RMT cleaners, security staff and travel safe officers on Docklands Light Railway will be taking part in a further 48 hour phase of strike action from today over a comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations after talks failed this week due to the intransigent attitude of the management. The workers are employed by contractor ISS on the KAD contract.

Ballot prepared in DLR dispute

Subject: BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – KEOLIS AMEY DOCKLANDS

We note the correspondence regarding the breakdown in industrial relations from our Lead Officer and Docklands Light Railway Branch; and commend our members on
their resolve to address this issue.

Further; we instruct the General Secretary to inform the company we are in dispute and prepare a ballot for industrial actions of all affected members. Members to be advised by email and text.

Docklands Light Railway Branch and the London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

Train prep payment ballot returns a strong yes vote

Subject: TRAIN PREPARATION PAYMENTS, TRANSPLANT MAINTENANCE STAFF

LONDON UNDERGROUND (ex-AP JNP)

We note the overwhelming turnout and ballot result and the resolve shown by our members.

 

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:  32

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                       32 (100%)

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:             29 (90.6%)