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JCB strike averted as GMB reaches pension deal

24 Mar 2021
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Members will vote on the proposed compensation next week

GMB Union has reached a deal that could provide compensation to the 1,200 workers affected by the closure of JCB’s Lifeplan pension scheme this month.

GMB members had voted overwhelmingly to strike over the cuts – until a last-ditch deal was reached this morning.

The union will recommend workers accept the deal, which will be voted on next week.

Stuart Harrison, GMB Regional Organiser said:

“We’ve secured a good deal for our members to help safeguard both their futures and that of their families.

“Our members will now exercise their democratic rights to vote on the deal.

“With their union behind them, workers know they’ll always be protected.”

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