Canary Wharf station staff will also be balloted after claims of harrassment of union representatives and discrimination against gay workers. Bob Crow said "A female member of staff who was sexually assaulted on the barrier has suffered constant harassment from local management since.
"A gay member of staff has suffered homophobic remarks, and there is a widespread view that gay staff members are routinely discriminated against."
It's no surprise to hear that London Underground are denying this particular allegation and a spokesperson told pinknews:
"London Underground has a strong policy against harassment of any kind and takes such matters extremely seriously.
"In this case, the RMT's claims have already been subject to formal investigation and were not founded. If there are further issues then balloting for strike action as a first step is not the way to resolve any issue."
It will be pretty interesting to see how the latter pans out, particularly as some of Bob Crow's crownies didn't appear to have the most PC of attitudes to female bar staff when they were banned from a pub in January. Good to see the RMT have seen their error of their ways and are now deciding to take a stand against sexual harrassment.