DLR strike suspended at eleventh hour

The proposed four day strike on the Docklands Light Railway due to start on Friday 20th April and set to cause massive disruption for this Sunday’s London Marathon has been suspended after “significant progress” was made in talks at ACAS between KeolisAmeyDocklands and the RMT. A normal service will now operate on all four days.

Although the strike has been suspended this doesn’t mean the end of dispute and further talks are required to finalise any future arrangements between the two parties.

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said: “After thirteen days of intensive talks RMT’s negotiating team has been able to secure significant progress on the key issues of the threat to jobs and conditions from outsourcing and a range of grievances around the principles of workplace justice. That progress has been enough to enable our executive to suspend the action and further discussions will now take place moving forwards with the union remaining vigilant as ever and we remain in dispute.”

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