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DLR strike is a headache for employers

The RMT union has confirmed that a 48-hour strike will take place on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), starting on Tuesday morning.

The strike is due to a long running dispute over working conditions and Transport for London have said it is unlikely that any DLR services will run.

David Leam, Infrastructure Director at London First, responded to the strike, saying:

“This strike will be a headache for employers and does nothing for the reputation of London as a place to do business.

“The nuclear option is now being used by the RMT as a matter of course, when further dialogue might be a more constructive and considerate choice.”

Tube services will run as normal but the Jubilee, Central, District and Hammersmith & City lines, and London Overground trains between Highbury and Surrey Quays are expected to be much busier than usual.

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