Prudential staff may strike over job cuts

at Prudential may strike in protest at job costs and changes to the pension
scheme, according to Amicus.

union said staff are considering industrial action and Amicus officials are to
met to discuss the issue.

has closed its final salary pension scheme to new recruits and announced plans
that it is to transfer 850 call centre jobs to India.

Lyons, joint general secretary of Amicus, said: "I am not surprised our
members at the Pru are so angry. The announcement by the company has so
incensed them that a traditionally moderate workforce are calling for drastic
action to fight for their jobs."

will support whatever action our members choose to take in defending their jobs
and overturn this unbelievable decision by the Prudential."

By Quentin Reade

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