Carillion faces strike action over pension scheme closure

The
RMT has threatened rail infrastructure company Carillion with industrial action
if it closes its final-salary pension scheme to new entrants as planned.

The
company has threatened to close the scheme to new entrants from July 1,
although the fund was in surplus last time it was valued.

"Carillion
have been enjoying paying reduced contributions to the fund ever since they
took it over," said RMT senior assistant general secretary, Mick Cash.

"Good
pension schemes are not the expensive luxury Carillion think they are, they are
a necessity to maintain a reasonable living standard in retirement."

By Michael Millar

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