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Tube strike: London Bridge Tube services unaffected

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Image caption A 24-hour strike is being held at London Bridge until 22:00 BST on Monday

A 24-hour strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at London Bridge station appears to have gone largely unnoticed.

Transport for London (TfL) have reported no disruption to services with trains stopping at the station.

Tube workers at London Bridge walked out on Sunday at 22:00 BST.

The strike was called in protest at the dismissal of a colleague. The RMT has launched a wider ballot of its members over the sacking.

Underground bosses said the employee had demonstrated "unacceptable conduct" and they intended to keep the station open during the strike.

The union said a staff member was sacked and two others were disciplined unfairly following an incident with a fare dodger.

The RMT said the staff should have been praised for tackling a violent passenger.

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Image caption Large queues formed at London Bridge station during a previous Tube strike

General secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members are solid in their support of the three members at London Bridge who have been subjected to the most appalling miscarriage of justice after a violent incident involving a fare-dodger at the station last autumn.

"The union is well aware that London Underground have mobilised an expensive and sophisticated scabbing operation that raises serious issues about the safety of the travelling public. We will be monitoring that situation throughout the day and filing reports ‎to the regulator."

Underground operations director Brian Woodhead described the RMT's claims about the three staff as "simply untrue".

"CCTV footage from a number of different angles clearly shows a staff member displaying unacceptable conduct when dealing with a member of the public.

"The member of staff was dismissed following a full and thorough investigation.

"We have subsequently invited the general secretary of the union to view the footage himself but our invitation has not been accepted."

All RMT Underground workers are now being balloted over further strike action across the Tube network.

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