RMT transport union members on Southeastern trains are balloting for action over plans to cut jobs and reduce the role of team leaders at London’s Charing Cross and Victoria stations.
Team leader posts will be cut and those remaining will be taken away from dispatching trains to cover other duties.
This will lead to more times when there will not be enough staff to dispatch trains safely and on time. Gateline, train dispatch and helpdesk workers are balloting for strikes. The ballot closes on 4 January.
Meanwhile, members of the Aslef train drivers’ union at London Midland are set to strike for 24-hours on Thursday 23 December over pay differentials.