Strike to Shut London's Docklands Light Railway From Tuesday

  • RMT union members to walk out over outsourcing, safety
  • Talks with managers at Keolis-Amey fall apart Monday

The action concerns the use of agency staff by operator KeolisAmey Docklands and the monitoring of staff with closed-circuit cameras, according to RMT General Secretary Mick Cash, who said management had also failed to carry out sufficient levels of risk assessment -- jeopardizing the safety of employees and the public.

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London’s Docklands Light Railway, which connects the U.K. capital’s main financial district with the Canary Wharf office complex and London City Airport, will close for 48 hours for the first time in its 28-year history as staff strike over the outsourcing of work.

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