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Civil servants ready to strike.

THE leader of thousands of top civil servants, government policy advisers and crown prosecutors yesterday refused to rule out industrial action in protest at controversial plans to axe their final salary pension scheme and raise the pension age by five years.

Jonathan Baume, general secretary of the FDA, said many government employees could now face ``a huge fall'' in their pensions because of the planned changes.

``The government wants our members to accept what is likely to be an inferior pension and the proposals allow government a free hand to increase civil servants' contribution rates whenever they like, '' he said.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 10, 2004
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