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Ballot over Boris's cuts at the London Development Agency

Issue No. 2116

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.

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Tue 26 Aug 2008, 20:58 BST
Issue No. 2116
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