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Tube workers set to strike this weekend

PUBLISHED: 08:42 02 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:05 02 March 2015

Members of the RMT union are set to strike on Saturday evening in the latest industrial action over the sacking of a colleague who failed breath alcohol tests.

Union members will walk out from 9.30pm on Saturday March 7 until 3.59am on Sunday March 8.

London Underground said it had zero tolerance towards drugs and alcohol but the union has described its policy as “outdated and flawed.”

Mick Cash, RMT general secretary said: “This action is the first stage as part of a rolling programme of industrial action and I urge all RMT London Underground train operators and instructor operators to stand firm together against this and any future injustices against RMT members.”

Members voted by 299 votes to 221 to strike with a turnout of 42 per cent.

It is not clear exactly how many journeys will be affected at this time.

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