London Underground workers are to be balloted for strike action in two separate disputes over jobs, pay and conditions of service.
The RMT union is to ballot members over proposals to move the Piccadilly Line Service Control to the Hammersmith Service Control Centre amid fears of “wholesale job losses”.
Members are being urged to vote ‘Yes’ for strike action and ‘Yes’ for industrial action short of a strike.
A second dispute involves staff of ticketing contractor Cubic Transportation Services who the union claim have “refused to discuss” a pay claim and an Olympic bonus.
Staff are understood to have been offered a 2.5% pay rise but Cubic has resisted union calls for a shorter working week.
RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “Both of these disputes are about protecting our member’s jobs, working conditions and standards of living in the face of aggressive and bullying management tactics that leave us no choice but to ballot for action.
“RMT remains available for talks but no one should underestimate the level of anger amongst both of these groups of workers.”