Commuters that use the Docklands Light Railway could face disruptions due to strike action.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) has called the strike in reaction to new working practices and conditions introduced by the service’s operator Keolis Amey.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “Our members on DLR are furious at the way Keolis Amey are trying to bulldoze-in some of the worst working practices and conditions that we associate with the operations of the most cheapskate and anti-union companies in the transport sector.

“We will not sit back and allow this culture to develop on this key part of London’s transport network.”

The result will be declared on Thursday, October 22, which will come just after an announcement over whether there will be strikes on the Piccadilly as well.

It is expected both strikes - if they go ahead - will be combined in order to cause maximum disruption.