US News London Underground workers to stage strike in row over sacking of colleague

19:20  20 april  2017
19:20  20 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

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London Underground (LU) workers are to stage a 24-hour strike and take other forms of industrial action in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague .

London Underground (LU) workers are to stage a 24-hour strike and take other forms of industrial action in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague . Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT)

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London Underground (LU) workers are to stage a 24-hour strike and take other forms of industrial action in a dispute over the sacking of a colleague.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) based mainly at London Bridge will walk out at 10pm on May 7 and launch an indefinite campaign of action including not servicing ticket machines and not challenging passengers who refuse to produce a valid ticket.

The RMT says a worker was sacked and two others disciplined for tackling a fare dodger said to have attacked other station staff.

LU disputes the union claims.

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