Pension administrators go on strike over pay

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WORKERS who administer armed forces pensions have gone on strike this week in a row over pay.

The Public and Commercial Services union said its members at US firm Computer Sciences Corporation had been offered a rise of 9p an hour, worth less than 0.5 per cent.

The union’s 200 members are ex-Ministry of Defence staff who work as pension administrators and in IT on the MoD contract.

They have been working to rule for the last two months in opposition to the ‘obscene and insulting’ pay offer and went on strike for five days on Monday, with the threat of further industrial action.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: ‘These workers are proud of the work they do for the armed forces but they’re not even given crumbs from the table by this profitable US firm.’