Commuters hit by DLR strike

COMMUTERS heading into work later this month will be faced with further disruptions after rail union RMT announced Docklands Light Railway (DLR) workers will walk off the job for three days in June.

The dispute, which will see DLR workers strike from 23 to 26 June, is over pay and conditions.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: “Our members on the DLR have shown once again that they will not be bullied by management in to taking on more work and more responsibility without being properly compensated by the company.”

The union said it had no option but to ballot its members, which voted nine to one in favour of the industrial action, after talks with Serco management failed.

David Godley, managing director of Serco Docklands, said: “This threat of industrial action is an opportunistic demand for cash for employees who have not had any change to job descriptions.”

The threatened strike is a further blow to London commuters and Transport for London, as Tube Lines workers will walk off the job over the same period.

A spokesperson from Transport for London said: “We would urge both parties to resolve this dispute so that Londoners are not inconvenienced.”

Tube Lines workers are expected to walk off the job for two 48-hour periods, starting 23 June.