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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DLR strike off - prevented by High Court

The 48 hour Docklands Light Railway strike set to start on the 20th January 2011, is now off following a
High Court injunction preventing it.

Earlier today, the BBC were reporting that talks to prevent the strike had broken down. David Stretch, managing director of Serco Docklands, had said: "It is extremely disappointing to find the RMT union totally refusing to work with us to avert the strike action they have planned for Thursday and Friday. The RMT are determined to disrupt services for our passengers, no matter what."

Docklands Light Railway by sludgegulper9
Docklands Light Railway by sludgegulper

However the legal action now means that the strike over redundancies, a new pension plan, work timings and the dismissal of two workers will no longer be taking place.

Wait for a statement from RMT leader Bob Crow about the unfairness of the legal decision. Last June the High Court held that a Tube strike could take place, so it will be interesting to find out why the court thought this industrial action should be prevented.

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