Aberdeen city wardens could be on the brink of industrial action following a Town House meeting.
The city council wardens are threatening action following recent disputes with their management.
All of the wardens were called to the meeting at the council chambers on Broad Street, on Wednesday afternoon.
A source said the meeting took place so that the workers could voice their “grievances” with their superiors.
Following the meeting, Unite Union members voted on a ballot on whether or not to take industrial action over their issues.
Tommy Campbell, Unite’s regional officer, yesterday said: “There is a Unite meeting on Tuesday night with union members during which there will be a result of a ballot on industrial action.
“I can’t say anything else at this point in time.”
However, an Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said it had been a “very positive meeting”.
She added: “A meeting about operational issues was held between management, staff and local union representatives.
“It was a very positive meeting and we welcome the constructive input from union colleagues and staff.”
The spokeswoman said there had been “no mention of strike action” during the proceedings.
In July, Mr Campbell led a call for answers from council chiefs after the suspension of two wardens.
Their bosses confronted them over their whereabouts during a shift, claiming their computer system showed them in an area they shouldn’t have been in.
Wardens also said they had to use modern technology to record “comfort breaks” – thought to be regular toilet breaks – and “tea breaks” when on shift.
The workers were later reinstated and the practice of recording breaks stopped, however, Mr Campbell said the council failed to issue an apology over the actions.