DUSTMEN are threatening industrial action after rejecting a pay offer.

Onyx workers balloted Transport and General Workers' Union (TGWU) members last month over a 12.9 per cent pay increase over three years but 92 per cent of members voted against the deal.

A TGWU spokesman said: "The guys are doing the same jobs as dustmen in neighbouring London boroughs but are receiving much less."

A loader in Bromley gets £244-a-week compared to £341.25 in nearby Lewisham.

A spokesman for the workers said: "The process is underway for a ballot for industrial action."