United Kingdom -Drivers strike at East Midlands Trains -May 23, 2012

Drivers at East Midlands Trains have scheduled six one-day strikes in May after the company announced it plans to reduce contributions into the occupational pensions scheme. While the firm states that recent evaluations show benefits will not be affected, unions claim those calculations are unreliable and that reduced contributions are unwanted at a time that pension funds’ assets have been reduced by the crisis. The union demands were indirectly backed up in a letter from the Under Secretary of State who wrote that the government is disappointed that EMT pressed ahead with reducing contributions.

English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18184455

http://www.aslef.org.uk/information/100012/132949/even_the_government_backs …

 

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