RMT confirms 17 days of DLR strikes in 2016

 
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Rail Union RMT announced today that there will be a series of strikes on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) next year, as part of an ongoing dispute over working practices.

The strikes, which will run between January and March, are over a number of issues, including DLR operator Keolis Amey's use of agency staff.

Last month, DLR workers went on strike for the the first time since the service began in 1987.

RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash, said despite these strikes the union is "still not being listened to and that leaves us with no option but to schedule blocks of industrial action early next year."

The union said that its members had been told to take strike action on the following dates:

  • 03:59 hours on Monday 11th January 2016 until 03:59 hours on Tuesday 12th January 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Wednesday 13th January 2016 until 03:59 hours on Thursday 14th January 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Monday 8th February 2016 until 03:59 hours on Wednesday 10th February 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Thursday 11th February 2016 until 03:59 hours on Friday 12th February 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Monday 7th March 2016 until 03:59 hours on Wednesday 9th March 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Thursday 10th March 2016 until 03:59 hours on Saturday 12th March 2016.
  • 03:59 hours on Monday 21st March 2016 until 03:59 hours on Friday 25th March 2016.

  • 03:59 hours on Tuesday 29th March 2016 until 03:59 hours on Saturday 2nd April 2016.

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