WORKERS at Anglian Water have gone 'absolutely ballistic' over their bosses' plans to axe their pensions, says Unison union officer Tracy Lambert. Some 3,500 water workers are set to strike against threats to their final salary pension schemes. The first half-day strike is planned for next Tuesday.
The workers are being contracted out, but Anglian Water promised their final salary schemes were safe. It has now reneged on that promise, leaving members of the Unison, Amicus, GMB and TGWU unions fuming. In ballots 90 percent of GMB members and 80 percent of Unison members voted for action.