Relief as London Docklands rail strike suspended

London Docklands Light Railway passengers were relieved to hear that a threatened two-day strike has been suspended.

Train on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Train on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Image by Mikey / CC BY 2.0

The Rail and Maritime Transport union disclosed that they had reached agreement with operators Keolis/Amey. Customers faced disruption from Thursday morning as members had been due to walk out in a dispute over outsourcing and new human resources policies. RMT general secretary Mick Cash said RMT had secured agreement on all of the issues, the Evening Standard reports. “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,” he said..

Keolis/Amey Docklands said the agreement followed a number of “productive” meetings. “We are pleased to have reached agreement with the RMT to avoid this strike action. State-owned French company Keolis and Amey took over running the DLR last month from Serco.

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