A Transport and General Workers' union
spokesperson said: ``We have received the authority to proceed with the ballot and if it goes ahead, strike action could be taken next week.
Sir Bill Morris, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union
, Kev-in Curran, general secretary of the GMB and Paul Talbot, assistant general secretary of Amicus, held private talks with Mr Eddington throughout the afternoon.
Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union
regional secretary Mick O'Reilly said: "This new union will be a progressive, organising, fighting back industrial giant focused above all on winning for our members in the workplace and taking trade unionism to the millions who need it.
At a time when so called 'no win, no fee' companies continue to flounder, the true value of membership of the Transport and General Workers' Union
is, therefore, yet again underlined.
TUC general secretary elect Brendan Barber,TUC president Nigel De Gruchy, Transport and General Workers' union
general secretary Bill Morris and Prison Officers' Association general secretary Brian Caton will be among speakers at a rally in Trafalgar Square.
Next month, three unions - Unison, the General Municipal and Boilermakers' Union and Transport and General Workers' Union
- are staging a joint strike ballot of local authority employees over a three per cent pay offer.
The Transport and General Workers' Union
has announced the creation of a T&G Organising Academy, dedicated to improving trade union representation in the workplace.
Leading trade unionists from the Rural, Agricultural and Allied Workers section of the Transport and General Workers' Union
will pay respects to Joseph Arch on Sunday, June 8.
But members of the Transport and General Workers' Union
at Manchester airport will stop work for two hours as part of protests against cuts in security jobs.
Dave Osborne, 56, will start work as motor industry national secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union
, representing more than 60,000 workers in the car industry.
The Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union has begun moves to take over the group, but the Transport and General Workers' Union
has objected because it recruits airline workers.