London's Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will be hit with a 48-hour-long strike on 15 October when security staff and cleaners walk out in a row over pay. The action is the latest move from the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) against contractor Interserve and a spokesman from the union confirmed to IBTimes UK that the strike will go ahead.
"Our members working for Interserve on DLR know just how crucial it is that they stand firm and demand that the company stops dragging its heels and responds to the union with an offer to resolve this dispute including a decent pay increase for all staff and the proper application of our long-standing agreements," said Mike Cash, the general secretary of the RMT.
"These workers do some of the dirtiest jobs on the transport system and their demand for pay justice should be supported across this City. The union remains available for talks."
The walkout will run from 5.30am BST on 15 October to 5.29am BST on 17 October. The DLR service runs to key financial sector locations such as Bank and Canary Wharf but Transport for London (TfL) has stressed the industrial action will not affect train services.
@sausagenmash If any strike should go ahead, it will not affect the train services. Thanks.
— DLR (@LondonDLR) October 14, 2015
An Interserve spokesperson told IBTimes UK: "We are disappointed that industrial action has been called but we have contingency plans in place to minimise any disruption to services. We will continue to work with the union to try and reach an agreement that is acceptable to everyone."