Unilever workers protest against pension plans

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Unilever workers protest against pension plans
Unilever workers from across the food giant’s UK sites protested against the closure of its final salary pension scheme at a company sponsored event on Tuesday.

Unite the Union said its protest was planned to highlight the fact that Unilever – with turnover up 11% and profits up 26% to €6.3bn in 2010 – was introducing unnecessary changes that are a “betrayal to its loyal workforce”.

The union is urging Unilever, whose food brands include Pot Noodle, Flora, Marmite, Hellman's Mayonnaise, PG Tips, to seriously reconsider scrapping pension plans “that workers have saved for and been promised”.

Unilever plans to transfer current members to the career average revalued earnings (CARE) scheme that was setup in 2008 for all new starters, with effect from 1 January 2012.

Related topics: People & Skills, Ambient foods, Dairy

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