Tower Of London Beefeaters To Strike Over Pension Changes

www.oann.com | 7/20/2017 | Staff
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Tower of London’s colorful “beefeater” guides are to go on strike next month over pension changes, their GMB union said on Friday.

They will be joined by colleagues at Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s opulent residence further up the River Thames, after a ballot for strike action was 91 percent in favor.

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Pickets will be out at both buildings, run by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), on the day of the 24-hour strike, Jan. 8.

“HRP are jumping on a bandwagon which is seeing employers engaging in a race to the bottom, ending good final salary schemes and replacing them with risky cheaper defined contribution schemes,” said GMB regional organizer Michael Ainsley in a statement.

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Three 3-hour walkouts at HRP sites are also being...
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