Heathrow Express rail staff to face strike ballot

A Heathrow Express train at Paddington Station in London
Image caption The RMT said the offer put forward by the company was "unsatisfactory"

Workers on the Heathrow Express rail service will be balloted for strikes in a row over pay, it has been announced.

The RMT union said the move followed rejection of an offer from the company for the two years up to the end of 2012 which it described as "unsatisfactory".

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: "Heathrow Express have tabled a pay offer for this year and for 2012 which is loaded with strings and which fails to meet our members' demands."

Heathrow Express is yet to comment.

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