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Unilever workers on strike over pension

Unite, USDAW, and GMB workers at Unilever in Port Sunlight and Warrington, in addition to their other sites across the UK, are to take strike action on Friday (9th Dec) over changes to their pension scheme. The changes include withdrawal of the final salary pension benefit from existing scheme members.

Unilever seem to have forgotten their reputation for treating workers well, and are instead opting for BA-style punitive measures, above and beyond deduction of pay. They are reported to have retaliated by undertaking a number of measures, including:
-Withdrawal of workers’ Christmas hampers at striking sites
-Blocking holiday bookings for next year
-Refusing to pay sick pay for this week (2-9th Dec)

Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16098379
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/dec/08/unilever-strike-scrooge-accusation

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