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London Docklands Light Railway 48-hour strike called off

DLR train
Image caption DLR workers were due to go on strike from 04:00 GMT on 28 January

A 48-hour strike planned by workers on London's Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in a dispute over terms and conditions has been called off.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said talks with operators Keolis/Amey had secured an agreement.

Workers were due to walk out from 04:00 GMT on 28 January in a dispute over outsourcing and new human resources policies.

Issues included sick pay, maternity and paternity leave and health and safety.

Kevin Thomas, managing director of KeolisAmey Docklands, said: "During the dispute all parties have worked tirelessly to address employees' concerns and business needs to prevent unnecessary disruption for our passengers."

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said that the "determination and solidarity" of RMT members "forced the pace" in head-to-head talks with the operators.

He added: "As a result we have secured agreement on all of the issues the union had put into dispute."

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