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Transport bosses vow to run 'good service' during Saturday's tube strike

Transport bosses vowed today to run a good service during Saturday's tube strike with 'minimal disruption'.

Drivers belonging to the RMT union are due to walkout at 9.30pm in a dispute over a sacked colleague.

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Alec McGuigan was dismissed after failing a breath test at the Northern Line depot in Morden.

The strike is due to end shortly before 4am on Sunday morning. The RMT said it would be the start of a 'rolling programme' of industrial action.

But London Underground said it expected to run a good service with a 'small chance' of disruption on some lines.

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This indefensible strike is about one RMT driver dismissed for failing two alcohol breath tests. We will not be swayed by it as we will never compromise on the safety of our customers and staff.

You wouldn’t let someone who had been drinking alcohol drive your family in a car, and we don’t let people who have been drinking alcohol drive people’s families in Tube trains.

Less than a quarter of the RMT members eligible to vote for strike action did so.

For the RMT leadership to announce a strike regardless shows how completely out of touch they are, just as the timing demonstrates that they know they have very little support from their members on this issue.

– Nick Brown, London Underground Chief Operating Officer