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48 hour strike planned by DLR workers is suspended

A 48-hour strike planned by workers on London's Docklands Light Railway from tomorrow has been suspended.

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The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said talks with the DLR operators had secured an agreement. Workers were due to walk out from tomorrow morning in a dispute over outsourcing and new human resources policies.

RMT is delighted to be able to announce that the determination and solidarity of our members across Docklands Light Railway has forced the pace in head-to-head talks with the operators, Keolis/Amey, and as a result we have secured agreement on all of the issues the union had put into dispute. That means that the union has been able to suspend the strike action, action that would have led to a total shutdown of the Docklands Light Railway from tomorrow morning. RMT members voted overwhelmingly for strike action and have proved that unity and organisation in the workplace can deliver positive outcomes that protect staff and their working conditions.

– Mick Cash. RMT General Secretary
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