Tube staff vote to strike

Steve Dinneen
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Londoners could face a fresh wave of transport misery after RMT union members voted in favour of more strike action.

The union says it will now consider “the appropriate course of action,” which could lead to yet another staff walkout.

The RMT claims two Transport for London (TfL) workers, Eamon Lynch
and Arwyn Thomas, were sacked because of their close affiliation with the union.

However, TfL has rubbished the claims, saying: “It is absolute nonsense to suggest that these individuals were dismissed unfairly.”

No dates have been named for possible industrial action.

Last year saw four strikes over job losses at ticket booths, the most recent in November. Thousands of workers decided they couldn’t beat the strikes and stayed at home, although TfL claimed to maintain most services.