PCS walkouts to take place at Historic Royal Palaces over pensions

18 Dec 2018

Three walkouts by PCS members starting on Friday (21) are set to take place at 3 famous sites managed by Historic Royal Palaces which has chosen to attack staff pensions.

The independent charity that manages six of the UK's unoccupied royal palaces, is planning to close its defined benefits pension scheme to future accruals and move the 120 staff who are members of the scheme into a defined contribution scheme. This will result in our members receiving, in some cases massively less pension than they had been promised.

And in a ballot 91.4% of members voted yes on a 72% turnout.

3-hour walkouts are due to take place at Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and Tower of London from 11.30am until 2.30pm on 21 December, 28 December and 2 January.

Our members are heads of departments, Yeoman Warders, and involved in admissions, security, retail, IT and conservation at the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

Urge your MP to support the campaign

The campaign to fight for our members’ pensions at Historic Royal Palaces could be debated in parliament.

Our parliamentary group chair Chris Stephens has tabled early day motion 1920 which raises concern about the plans. It also notes the “negative financial impact this will have on those who are currently in the defined benefits scheme, with some receiving substantially reduced pensions”.

Urge your MP to sign the EDM.


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