There's Another DLR Strike Later This Month

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There's Another DLR Strike Later This Month

UPDATE: This strike has now been cancelled.

Another DLR strike has been announced for later this month, taking place over the weekend of the London Marathon.

The four-day strike by the RMT union will take place from 4am on Friday 20 April until 4am on Tuesday 24 April, affecting services for the entirety of Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

TfL has warned that it's likely no DLR services will run at all during the strike, although a limited service did run during the strikes in March, and extra buses (including some Routemasters) were drafted in to cope with demand.

The London Marathon takes place on the Sunday of the strikes, with hundreds of thousands of runners and spectators making their way to the start line in Blackheath and Greenwich, and various points along the route. Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR station is a key hub for those travelling to Greenwich, so those taking part in the Marathon are being advised to replan their journey and leave extra time.

The London Marathon starts in Greenwich Park

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:

RMT continues to push for a negotiated settlement in a dispute that is about turning the tide on outsourcing and ensuring workplace justice for this key group of London transport workers.

Our negotiating team is frustrated that the talks have failed to make any significant progress on the key issues.

RMT has made it absolutely clear that this dispute can be resolved and that there is still time to reach a settlement but that requires a display of the same kind of will and commitment from the management side to move the issues forwards.

Last Updated 20 April 2018