Boris Bike staff to vote on strike

The RMT is to ballot Boris Bike workers for strike action in a dispute over pay and complaints about shift patterns and unreasonable targets. The union said staff on the Serco Barclays bicycle hire scheme are bearing the brunt of underinvestment in docking stations. Serco said it is working with the union to address the issues. Last July the RMT called off a strike by bike hire staff the day before it was due to begin.