Union members at the London Development Agency (LDA) are to be balloted in coming weeks over management's latest pay offer of 2.5 percent.
The offer was revealed at a packed joint meeting of the PCS and Unison unions last week. It produced an angry response from the workforce.
The offer comes at the same time as a major restructuring of the LDA that has been prompted by the new Tory mayor Boris Johnson cutting funds for the agency. There is a threat of compulsory redundancies.
Union reps are recommending rejection of the offer. The PCS is also considering the possibility of national strikes – and there is a real chance that LDA workers could join this action.
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka sent a m essage of support that was read out at the meeting. Union members vowed to fight the pay offer and any compulsory redundancies.