UK - Steelworkers who lost their pensions when their employer collapsed plan to lobby outside parliament during the second reading of the Pensions Bill on Tuesday.
More than 200 former Allied Steel & Wire staff are expected to take part in the rally, which aims to introduce retrospective compensation for workers.
The ISTC and Amicus unions, which are organising the rally, say confidence in the pensions system will not be restored until workers who have lost out are compensated.
Amicus general secretary Derek Simpson said: “Amicus members at ASW – and other companies such as UEF – were told their final salary scheme was secure. But now they’ve lost almost everything.
“While we welcome the Pensions Protection Fund, those who have already lost out must be compensated.”
Protesters will urge MPs to sign an early day motion tabled by Labour MP for Cardiff West, Kevin Brennan, which calls for compensation.
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