DLR workers vote to strike

Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 02:06

RMT members working on Docklands Light Railway have returned massive votes for strikes in industrial action ballots.

Workers employed by Keolis/Amey Docklands (KAD), the consortium which runs DLR, voted to strike in their pay campaign, after KAD failed to make an offer that came anywhere near the union's claims.

Cleaners working for Interserve, the company to which KAD outsources its cleaning and with which Tubeworker readers are undoubtedly familiar, also voted to strike in a separate dispute over short payment of wages, denial of guaranteed hours, and other issues.

The announcement of these two ballot results, which both returned majorities of over 80% for strikes, on the day the Tories announced their plans for new anti-union laws in the press, is a positive sign.

Hopefully the militancy of DLR workers can spread to the rest of Transport for London, and these strikes will be the first of many that RMT, and other unions, launch in defence of members' terms and conditions under this Tory government.