Carillion faces strike action over pension scheme closure

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

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

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

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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