BRITISH GAS workers in north-west England began voting yesterday on whether to take industrial action, including strikes, over the suspension of three GMB union reps.
The workers install, service and repair gas boilers.
The union says the reps were suspended on August 8 following anonymous allegations of online bullying against them, and they could face the sack.
GMB organiser George Patterson said: “Due to the company’s unwillingness to try and resolve the issue through dialogue, we now feel we have no alternative.
“To address the wishes of GMB members, whose reps are suspended, we must give them the opportunity to show solidarity and support for their representatives.
“GMB believes this is a direct attack the union and its members.”
The ballot closes at noon on November 22.