Capita staff to strike over cuts to pensions
Workers at outsourcing group Capita are to stage a six-day strike in a dispute over pensions.
Members of the Unite union will walk out from October 5 after voting heavily in favour of industrial action.
Unite said the action was in protest at plans to close the current defined benefit pension scheme and transfer staff to a defined contribution scheme.
Dominic Hook, Unite national officer, said: "The disgraceful plans by Capita to slash the deferred pay that staff will get in retirement is utterly unacceptable.
"Capita's pension proposals will have far-reaching consequences for the retirement of many Unite members.
"Some staff will lose a shocking 70% of their retirement income. Unite members want to know how a highly-profitable company such as Capita can undermine the morale and loyalty of hard-working staff by proposing to remove their defined benefit pension."