British workers protest "Full Monty" style

Hundreds of workers protest loss of pensions by stripping outside labour conference

Hundreds of workers in England are stripping down to protest the loss of their pensions.

The workers are planning a demonstration outside a labour conference in Brighton on Sept. 29 to draw attention to the fact they have lost some or all of their pensions.

The group is planning a march and a “Full Monty” striptease on the beach to highlight their claim that they have been stripped of their pensions, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper.

“The group is protesting about the insufficient amount proposed by the government to resolve our pension robbery,” said a spokesman for the Pension Action Group. “We are not asking for assistance. We want the restoration of our pensions that we paid for.”

Workers include employees of a steel firm that went belly up and Turner and Newall, an automotive parts firm that is likely to wind up a multibillion dollar pension plan. As many as 17,500 T&N staff could lose up to 70 per cent of their pensions while another 22,000 pensioners would not receive inflation-linked raises.

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