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JCB workers to strike over pension row

24 Mar 2021
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GMB members are furious at the axing of their pension scheme and have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action

JCB workers have voted to strike after the company closed its Lifeplan pension scheme.

GMB stands firm behind workers struggling for a comfortable retirement after a lifetime of service. We will continue to discuss a possible resolution with the firm over the coming weeks, and hope JCB have the good sense to protect their loyal staff.

Stuart Harrison, GMB Regional Organiser

Some of the 1,200 workers affected could lose tens of thousands of pounds as a result - throwing the futures of its longest-serving workers into turmoil.

GMB will meet with members in the coming days to finalise the dates of the strike.

Stuart Harrison, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“Our members are furious at the axing of their pension scheme and have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action.

“GMB stands firm behind workers struggling for a comfortable retirement after a lifetime of service.

“We will continue to discuss a possible resolution with the firm over the coming weeks, and hope JCB have the good sense to protect their loyal staff.

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