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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1920: tabled on 11 December 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the decision of Historic Royal Palaces to close the defined benefits pension and move 120 staff to a defined contribution scheme; further notes the negative financial impact this will have on those who are currently in the defined benefits scheme, with some receiving substantially reduced pensions; is aware that PCS represents heads of departments, Yeoman warders, admissions, IT and security staff at Historic Royal Palaces; recognises that following a consultative ballot PCS members overwhelmingly rejected the offer, with 91.4 per cent supporting strike action on a 72 per cent turnout; realises that industrial action is a last resort for PCS members to protect their pensions; and calls on the Government to intervene to stop the closure of the current scheme and ensure that staff working at Historic Royal Palaces receive the pensions they were promised and deserve.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.