United Kingdom -Unilever workers in defense of pensions, also in Davos -January 25, 2012

Workers from Unilever's Port Sunlight UK site will be puncturing corporate power's party bubble when they turn up at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos to protest against their employer's grab on the their pensions. Unilever is planning changes that will see the UK workforce between 20 and 40% worse off following the decision by the company to cut their pensions. Thousands of workers across the multinational's twelve UK sites have been on strike since December 2011 in protest at these plans. Despite repeated appeals and the offer of talks at the conciliation service, ACAS, Unilever has steadfastly refused to meet with the unions to talk about a fairer settlement. The company's CEO, Paul Polman, is one of the co-chairs of this year's WEF.

English: http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/unilever_workers ... 

 

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 2012.


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