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  • 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

  • MPs lobbied on Atomic Weapons Establishment pensions

    Striking workers defend retirement income

    Wednesday 7th Dec 2016

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Court decision if Green’s assets could be seized

    BILLIONAIRE former BHS boss Sir Philip Green’s assets could only be seized by a court decision, the Pensions Regulator said yesterday.

    MPs have raised the prospect of Mr Green’s multimillion-pound superyacht and other assets being seized to fill the £571 million void...

    Thursday 24th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nuclear workers strike for pensions

    WORKERS in Britain’s nuclear bomb factories staged a 24-hour strike yesterday in defence of their pensions.

    Bosses at Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) plants at Burghfield and Aldermaston, both in Berkshire, want to close the workers’ pension scheme and replace it with an...

    Tuesday 15th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain