North West Water pensions strike

February 19, 2016 in News

GMB members gathered to picket and protest outside the of United Utilities’ Warrington HQ at Lingley Mere, Great Sankey, in a protest over pensions. The pickets were being watched by a handful of company ‘marshals’ from just inside the perimeter. GMB steward, Steve explained that the company have served notice that they wish to close the ‘defined benefit’ pension scheme, and replace it with an inferior ‘defined contribution’ system. “The difference is that under defined benefits you know what you’re going to get, and the company plug any gaps, but under defined contribution you know what you pay but not […]