Prudential staff may strike over job cuts

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

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

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

Roger
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."

"Amicus
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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