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RMT conference threatens pensions strike

Issue No. 2108

The annual conference of the RMT transport workers’ union in Nottingham closed on Wednesday of last week.

Delegates threatened a national strike on the railway if their pensions are attacked. The Rail Pensions Scheme is currently being “reviewed” by an independent commission.

“We will not accept any pension changes that leave our members worse off,” said Bob Crow, the RMT’s general secretary. “We will not pass down to a future generation worse pensions than we started with.”

A 24-hour strike by around 330 rail station staff was called off by the RMT and TSSA unions last week. The action, which was due to start at midday on Thursday of last week, was suspended after Network Rail agreed to talks over compulsory redundancies.

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Tue 1 Jul 2008, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2108
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