DLR Shut Down as Solid Strike Bites Back

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 03/11/2015 - 08:25,

Nothing is moving on the DLR this morning as workers hit back against their new employers' clampdown.

Pickets at Beckton and Poplar have kept the strike solid and cranked up the pressure on management to back off from their attacks on the workforce. Since taking over the contract, Keolis Amey Docklands (KAD) has stepped up disciplinary action against staff, casualised working conditions by using agencies, and risked safety by licensing managers to work in the control room.

But after a thumping ballot result and a determination not to settle for small movements by management in negotiations, RMT members are out on strike. The action is all the more effective because nearly all DLR staff are union members, and are in one union - RMT - rather than being divided into several.

Oh, and you know the right-wing's plan to defeat Tube strikes by bringing in driverless trains? That's looking rather silly this morning as the driverless DLR trains sit idle in their depots.

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