South West Trains ballot for strike

The RMT union is balloting workers at South West Trains for industrial action during the Olympics, accusing the train operator of reneging on an earlier deal on working hours. The union claims SWT has breached a “business as usual” agreement by advertising additional trains and later running during the Games. The company said it was sticking to its side of the deal, which included a 4.75 per cent pay rise in February.