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Aberystwyth University staff protest over pension changes

The Aberystwyth University protest
Union members fear a new pension scheme will lead to low paid workers being significantly worse off

Staff at Aberystwyth University have staged a protest against planned changes to their pensions.

Around 70 members of Unite, Unison, the University and College Union (UCU) and Prospect turned out on Friday afternoon.

They fear a new pension scheme will lead to low paid workers being significantly worse off.

The protest was held outside a meeting of the university's council which was due to discuss pension provision.

Aberystwyth University has been asked to comment.

Union members have already voted in favour of an indicative ballot which means they are prepared to go on strike.

But a further ballot would be needed to agree formal action before a possible strike could be held on 22 September.

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