The Woolwich Ferry is not operating this morning because of an ongoing dispute between employees and bosses regarding pay and staffing.

A statement on traffic information website Inrix read: "Alternative river crossings include the Rotherhithe and Blackwall tunnels, Tower Bridge or M25 Dartford Crossing.

"Woolwich Foot tunnel remains open to pedestrians and cyclists."

Workers will be striking again on June 14 and 17 to conclude their 10 days of action.

Talks were ongoing between Woolwich Ferry staff and their employers Briggs Marine LTD since January.

However, disputes over health and safety, pay and staffing numbers led to a breakdown in communication and 10 days of striking, which started in May.

The 31 workers, members of Unite, voted unanimously to strike.

The key issues in the dispute are the refusal to grant a six per cent pay increase for the year starting January 2019, the imposition of new duties, failure to deal with safety concerns and lack of an adequate number of staff to operate the service.

Two years ago, there was a long-running dispute at the ferry with the same employer, which runs the service on behalf of Transport for London (TfL), over a bullying culture and health & safety issues.

It estimated 2.6 million passengers use the Woolwich Ferry every year.