Capita staff start strike action over pensions

Saturday 28 October 2017 to Sunday 5 November

Following the breakdown of talks at ACAS staff staff at Capita have started nine days of industrial action in a pensions dispute with the outsourcing company.

The dispute centres on Capita’s attempts to close the current defined benefit scheme and transfer staff to a defined contribution scheme.

Unite members are taking nine continuous days of strike action starting on Saturday 28 October 2017 ending on Sunday 5 November.

Unite conducted an industrial action ballot following the proposal to close the current defined benefit scheme. In June Capita informed its employees of significant changes to the pension arrangements. Staff in the scheme will suffer a massive cut in their retirement income as a result of the proposals.

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Lecturers in Bristol Further Education Colleges strike over pay

Lecturers in Bristol Further Education Colleges are holding a one day strike on

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Staff are angry that the employers’ representatives, the Association of Colleges, recommended a pay freeze, despite staff suffering a real-terms pay cut of 17.1% in the last five years. UCU members walked out in November as part of the dispute and are now joined on picket lines by UNISON members.

Three-quarters (74%) of UCU members who voted backed strike action in the union’s ballot at the end of last year. Last week UNISON also backed industrial action with two-thirds (66%) of their members who voted backing the walkout.
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