Bus drivers in London are to be balloted on industrial action in a dispute over being asked to sign on for work remotely.

Members of Unite employed by Metroline will vote in the coming weeks on whether to launch a campaign of action.

Unite said remote sign on means drivers do not report to a depot to start work but meet their bus at an alternative location such as a bus stop.

Unite regional officer Mary Summers said: "Metroline has failed to understand the anger among our members about its proposals to introduce remote sign on.

"This is a huge slap in the face to drivers who lost colleagues during the pandemic but who still in the spirit of public service continued to ensure key workers got to work.

"There is also absolutely no advantage to passengers in this system, and in fact it builds in the potential for service disruption."