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Services will be temporarily suspended across the DLR after the RMT Union announced a duo of 48-hour strikes relating to disputes over pay and working conditions.

A "total breakdown of industrial relations" between staff and DLR operator, Serco, has been flagged as the reason for the walk-outs, on January 31 and February 4.

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Docklands Light Railway staff have voted to go on strike in a row over pay and industrial relations threatening major disruption.

RMT Union members backed action by 9-1 after clashing with management over the use of agency staff, end-of-year pay increases and disciplinary procedures.

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Transport for London has announced the shortlist of bidders to run the DLR service when its contract with Serco runs out next year.

The former partner is among the list, along with Stagecoach Rail Projects. There is also a joint venture between Keolis and Amey Rail, and another between Go Ahead and Colas Rail.

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Working practices on the Woolwich Ferry when a 19-year-old deckhand died in a mooring accident were "unseamanlike," an official report on the tragedy has concluded.

Ben Woollacott, who came from a family of Thames watermen, was dragged overboard by a mooring rope caught in the propellor while securing the ferry to a mooring buoy.

DLR strike action gets go-ahead

By Rob Virtue on March 4, 2011 1:08 PM |

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Docklands Light Railway management is confident of avoiding strike action despite the Court of Appeal overturning bans on walk-outs.

Aslef and the RMT union were both ordered to scrap industrial ballot reports due to discrepancies but a ruling on Friday gave them the all clear to strike over a fall-out on pay and conditions.

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