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From The Socialist newspaper, 10 May 2017

Tube strike at London Bridge over unfair dismissal

London Bridge picket line photo Steve Hedley

London Bridge picket line photo Steve Hedley   (Click to enlarge)

Tube workers at London Bridge station walked out at 10pm on 7 May and took to picket lines the morning after in protest at the sacking of a member of staff and the disciplining of two others.

The 24-hour strike by RMT members was in response to an incident in which a fare-dodger was violent towards staff. Two staff who intervened in the incident were disciplined by London Underground while another worker, who first approached the passenger to ask to see their ticket, was accused by bosses of provoking an incident and lost his job.

The RMT says the fare-dodger assaulted two members of staff, pushing a pregnant tube worker in the stomach and punching another twice. The staff member who was punched has since been sacked. On the picket line management ripped down an RMT flag and had to be interviewed by the police because of their antics.

The RMT will ballot all its tube station members and is calling on London Underground and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to intervene to overturn the decisions.

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