LONDON’S docklands will grind to a halt next week after train operators announced a 48-hour walkout over terms and conditions.
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) employees are protesting against on-the-spot secondments, slashed sick pay entitlements, worse policies on maternity leave and unresolved health and safety issues.
Staff on the swish automatic route — where there is no-one in the driving seat but every train is staffed — will not book on for shifts between 4am on Wednesday January 28 and 3.59am on Friday 30.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Following the feedback from well-attended branch meetings and the ballot result, the company should be under no illusions about RMT’s members’ determination to fight against detrimental changes to terms and conditions.
“RMT has no doubts that our members will stand together and support this strike action as they continue the demonstration of unity and solidarity shown by all in this dispute so far.”