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Jul
2017
Tuesday 11th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

A LONG-RUNNING pensions dispute which stopped production of iconic Mini and Rolls-Royce cars has been settled.

Unite members at three plants staged four strikes against brand owner BMW’s bid to destroy their final-salary pension scheme, offering just £7,000 to shunt workers onto inferior terms.

BMW has now agreed to pay up to £25,000 in compensation, it was revealed yesterday. The workers voted by 81.5 per cent to accept the deal.

Unite national officer Fred Hanna said: “BMW initially thought it could railroad its pension changes through with transitional payments of just £7,000.

“It’s testament to the resolve of Unite members and their solidarity that the car-maker was forced to more than triple these payments and give additional guarantees.”




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