Staff at one of London's largest housing associations are being balloted for industrial action for the first time in a dispute over pay cuts, the Unite union said today.
Unite said the decision followed One Housing Group's plans to impose thousands of pounds of wage cuts to 250 front-line support housing staff from next month.
And it said there was the "additional punishment" of immediate cuts for those who failed to sign up to changes.
One bosses have created two zones - inner and outer London - with outer London workers to be paid £1,000 a year less than those in inner London.
Unite regional officer Nicky Marcus said One had refused to meet at Acas for talks.
"This refusal is yet another in a series of poor management decisions which includes the chief executive officer's recent £31,000 salary boost, while slashing support workers' wages."
Management at One were unavailable for comment today.
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