GMB suspend strike action as HRP pensions offer to be put to members
Beefeaters strike suspended as new pension offer to be put to members at Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace
Our members have always said they are willing to negotiate before going ahead with any strike action, says GMB London
A strike by GMB members working as Beefeaters and other staff for Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace has been suspended after the company presented a new offer regarding the ongoing pension dispute. [See notes to editors for previous GMB press releases]
The offer will be put to members this week. If the offer is rejected by GMB members then strike action will go ahead on Tuesday 22 January as planned.
Last month members working at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace voted overwhelmingly to support strike action with a result of 91% after a turnout of 88%. This was after HRP decided to close employees’ final salary pensions and replace it with an inferior pension despite promises made to them at the time of privatisation.
Michael Ainsley, GMB Regional Organiser said:
“Our members have always said they are willing to negotiate before going ahead with any strike action. We will put this new offer to our members this week, however if they are not satisfied we will go ahead with the strike next Tuesday.”
Contact: Mick Ainsley 07974 250 947 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114 762
Notes to Editors
Previous GMB Press Releases
1] GMB suspend strike action for further talks with Historic Royal Palaces (7 January 2019)
2] Beefeaters at Historic Royal Palaces to strike on Tuesday 8 January (17 December 2018)
3] “Historic Royal Palaces staff to be balloted on strike action over closed pensions” (29 Nov 2018)
4] “Beefeaters to be balloted on strike action” (9 Nov 2018)