United Kingdom -Unilever workers to strike over final-salary pension scheme -November 29, 2011

Workers at Unilever UK, employing 7,000, have voted to go on strike over the axing of their final-salary pension scheme. If they stop work it would be the first time a Stock Exchange-listed 100 company's workers have gone on strike over pensions and the largest industrial action Unilever has faced in its 80-year history. Some 85% of members of the Unite union at Unilever voted for strike action, likely to take place across 12 factories in December. Members of the GMB union voted three to one in favour of action. Unilever has proposed closing its final-salary pension scheme from April next year and moving all 5,000 members across to a career-average scheme.

English: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer ...
 via http://www.labourstart.org.uk/

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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