21 January 2015
From RMT: Following a massive vote for action in a fight over attacks on terms and conditions rail union RMT has called a 48 hour strike with members on Keolis/Amey DLR instructed as follows;
NOT TO BOOK ON FOR SHIFTS THAT COMMENCE BETWEEN:-
• 04:00 hours on Wednesday 28th January 2015 until 03:59 hours on Friday 30thJanuary 2015.
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.
“These include secondments without members’ consent or agreement, new and inferior policies on Maternity & Paternity leave, longer waiting period for entitlement to full sick pay and a failure by the Company to deal with a list of outstanding health & safety issues as well as undermining the efforts of RMT Safety Rep’s
“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.
“As always RMT remains available for talks with the Company to resolve this dispute.”