TPR workers strike over pay dispute


Workers at The Pensions Regulator (TPR) are staging the primary of a sequence of strikes in the present day in pursuit of a long-running pay dispute.

Members of the PCS (Public and Business Companies Union) have begun their thirty seventh day of strike motion in the present day with additional strikes deliberate.

The union is planning 10 additional days of strikes this month and a day in February.

As much as 400 employees are set to participate and a picket line has been arrange exterior the TPR workplaces in Brighton, the PCS mentioned.

The union claims the motion will trigger persevering with disruption and delays to the TPR’s work.

The PCS says its members are being supplied a 3% pay rise whereas different civil service employers have been awarded a 4.5% pay rise.

The union claims that its membership on the TPR has risen by 163% for the reason that dispute began in September and it says its strike motion is making a backlog of labor in addition to disruption to the TPR’s “potential to ship on their statutory duties.”

In accordance with the PCS, workers on the TPR on strike embrace attorneys, mission managers, actuaries, enforcement officers, some senior managers, admin workers, amenities and tech help.

One PCS member on the TPR instructed the union: “Personally I waited 3 years to get some sort of pay rise which displays the work we put in all through the pandemic and the pay freeze, and was rewarded with a web 0.7% enhance.”

The PCS mentioned that members voted for motion by a margin of 95.7% on a 75% turnout.

PCS normal secretary Mark Serwotka mentioned that whereas TPR aimed to ‘construct individuals’s confidence in pensions’: “How can it construct confidence within the wider world when it’s misplaced the boldness of its personal workforce?” 

A spokesperson for The Pensions Regulator mentioned: “We’re disillusioned by the announcement of additional industrial motion. What we pay workers is honest and this 12 months our lowest paid employees acquired a pay rise of 6.25%. After months of conferences, now we have now exhausted negotiations for final 12 months’s pay and at the moment are waiting for subsequent 12 months.” 


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