The new union will be led by AEEU
General Secretary Sir Ken Jackson and MSF General Secretary Roger Lyons, as joint General Secretaries.
district officer John Rowlands said: ``We appreciate we have to look after all our members but we would like to see the levels of local labour being reviewed especially after the excellent local campaign we had involving both unions and Airbus management, to get this project here.
The secret postal ballot of both AEEU
and MSF members will be conducted between March 12th and March 30th, with the result announced on April 2nd.
He said that the MSF and AEEU
supported the principle of partnership arrangements with companies and, in doing so, represented the best interests of their members.
David Harrison, regional officer for the AEEU
, said: "We support the claim, the only difference of opinion is the way in which members have progressed it.
regional officer Graham Smith said: 'The offer is still short of what we're looking for.
spokesman Des Heemskerk said: "The productivity is second to none, and yet the conditions are second class.
spokesman Danny Carrigan added: "This is a devastating blow for the Scottish economy.
I never claimed to speak on behalf of the increasingly marginalised viewpoint of the AEEU
leadership and their blindly pro euro stance.
Mr Williams, 32, a strong supporter of BNP leader Nick Griffin, quit as chairman of the AEEU
engineering union's shop stewards' committee at the plant last Monday.
Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of the AEEU
said: 'This will establish the new union as a partner and ally for all our members, the government, industry and services alike.
union leader Sir Ken Jackson, a key Blair ally, said 20,000 jobs in the construction industry alone depended on hospitals and schools being built by private firms.