A planned 48 hour strike which would have led to a total shut-down of the DLR has been called off.
Workers were due to strike from 4:00am on Wednesday 28 January to 3.59am on Friday 30 January after the RMT accused DLR operator Keolis Amey Docklands of trying to impose “inferior policies on maternity and paternity leave.”
The union has also accused the firm of trying to transfer staff to other duties without their agreement.
Yesterday Transport for London warned that no services would operate if the strike went ahead.
However the union says Keolis Amey Docklands has now withdrawn the proposed changes, making the strike unnecessary.
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary said: “RMT is delighted to be able to announce that the determination and solidarity of our members across Docklands Light Railway has forced the pace in head to head talks with the operators, Keolis/Amey, and as a result we have secured agreement on all of the issues the union had put into dispute.
“That means that the union has been able to suspend the strike action, action that would have led to a total shutdown of the Docklands Light Railway from tomorrow morning.”