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  • Nuclear weapons makers take pensions fight to MPs


    WORKERS from Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories are to march on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today in protest against plans to slash their pensions.

    The protest will coincide with their 600 colleagues’ 24-hour strike at the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE)...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Steelworkers back pension changes to safeguard jobs


    STEELWORKERS overwhelmingly voted for changes to their pension scheme yesterday following promises of new investment in the industry.

    Following a 3-1 endorsement by the Unite, GMB and Community unions, Tata Steel bosses will now close the British Steel Pension Scheme to future accrual...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Atomic weapons workers to strike for their pensions


    WORKERS at two nuclear sites who maintain the Trident missile are set to walk out on strike later this month in a long-running dispute over changes to their pension scheme.

    Their union Unite has warned that if bosses refuse to get round the table to negotiate, the strikes will cause...

    Saturday 11th Feb 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Nuke factory workers strike for pensions


    WORKERS at Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories will stage two 48-hour strikes this month in defence of their pensions, the Unite union said yesterday.

    A total of 600 staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire will...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Using divide and rule to condone pension cuts


    Representatives of the 1% need to stop trying to reduce the demographic challenges facing British society to a question of young versus old, writes PAUL DONOVAN

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Firefighters go to court over ageist pension scheme


    FIREFIGHTERS took the government to court yesterday over a new pension scheme that discriminates against younger crew members.

    Fire service employers in England and Wales are defending the scheme, under which the affected workers will have to save more than 85 per cent of their wages...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories ‘acting like Philip Green’ in raid on pensions


    UNIONS are considering strike action over a £660 million “Treasury-led raid” on the pensions of over 16,000 nuclear industry workers.

    GMB, Unite, Prospect and Aslef announced yesterday that their representatives will meet next Monday to discuss a response to plans to...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Dispute looms as employee pensions face new attack


    PRIVATISED Royal Mail is on a collision course with 110,000 postal workers who could soon be balloted for strike action after the company turned its greedy eye on their pensions.

    Royal Mail, which the former coalition government sold to the private sector at a £1 billion loss to...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Prison officers reject pay and pensions deal


    PRISON officers “overwhelmingly” rejected a pay and pensions deal yesterday that had been endorsed by union leaders.

    The package included a provision allowing guards to continue retiring at 65 when the state pension age rises to 68.

    But Prison Officers Association...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • MPs press for deterrent fines against bosses


    MPs proposed “nuclear deterrent” fines for bosses yesterday in a bid to prevent another BHS-type pensions disaster.

    If the measures proposed by the Commons work and pensions committee had been in force at the time, former BHS boss Sir Philip Green could have been fined...

    Wednesday 21st Dec 2016

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain


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