UK - Workers at United Engineering Forgings lobbied ministers at the Labour Party's Blackpool conference over the £12m underfunding of their pension fund.
The workers are represented by the Transport & General Workers’ Union which is pressing the government for legislation that will protect pensions from a sponsoring company’s insolvency.
The union said immediate action was required to address the “scandal of workers’ missing pensions”.
Earlier this year, the union criticised insurance giant Prudential over the management of the UEF pension fund.
T&G regional secretary Andy Baird said: “We are calling on the government and Prudential to ensure that UEF workers receive the pension that they are entitled to.
“It is a scandal that they are being denied access to a pensions scheme they have paid into throughout their working lives.”
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