The RMT union has announced the dates for strike action by members working on the Docklands Light Railway.
Earlier this week the union announced members had voted in favour of both strike action and “action short of a strike” in a dispute with DLR operator Serco Docklands over new pension arrangements and the introduction of new grades.
The union says the company has also failed to to consult over redundancies and accused it of “victimisation” against two union members.
In a statement issued today, the union has announced its members will strike for 48 hours between 03.59 hours Thursday 20th January 2011 and 03.58 hours Saturday 22nd January 2011.
Announcing the dates RMT General Secretary Bob Crow accused Serco of a “total disregard for the idea of proper negotiation and consultation.”
Mr Crow added: “The industrial relations situation at Serco Docklands cannot be tolerated any longer. Our overwhelming vote for this strike has shown management we mean business and that we will not accept their disgraceful attitude towards their staff and it is now up to the company to respond positively to our demands for a solution that addresses all of the issues at the heart of this dispute.”