Staff at vehicle breakdown service the AA may strike for the first time in the company’s 105-year history.
The threat of industrial action was caused by plans to cap benefits in two AA pension schemes.
The Independent Democratic Union (IDU) will announce a ballot of 5,000 AA employees today, reports the BBC.
The company’s management wants to put a ceiling on annual rises in pensionable salaries, raise employee contributions, and reduce the maximum annual rise in pensions paid to 2.5%.
IDU general secretary Alistair McLean told the BBC there were rumours that Acromas, which owns the AA, had plans to be listed on the stock market, potentially generating huge profits.