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Royal STRIKE: Kensington Palace staff among workers considering WALKOUT

Royal STRIKE: Kensington Palace staff among workers considering WALKOUT

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1052136/royal-news-kensington-palace-staff-Historic-Royal-Palaces-HRP-strike

KENSINGTON Palace staff and employers at other royal palaces are to vote on strike actions over their pensions, with one union chief branding the treatment reserved by workers as “disgusting”.

By ALICE SCARSIPUBLISHED: 15:01, Thu, Nov 29, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:09, Thu, Nov 29, 2018

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Royal STRIKE: Kensington Palace staff among workers considering WALKOUT

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1052136/royal-news-kensington-palace-staff-Historic-Royal-Palaces-HRP-strike

KENSINGTON Palace staff and employers at other royal palaces are to vote on strike actions over their pensions, with one union chief branding the treatment reserved by workers as “disgusting”.

Employers of the Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), including the Tower of London’s iconic Beefeaters and staff working at sites such as Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace are facing the closure of their pension from November 30. This measure prompted GMB union to call for a vote on possible strike action to protest what has been called a “paycut for the rest of their lives”. Despite GMB saying workers are not happy about going on a strike – but they are ready to in order to protect their rights. GMB regional officer, Mick Ainsley, said: “GMB members have made it very clear that they want more negotiations and are prepared to talk.

“Strike action is the last thing they want to do, but HRP have left them with nowhere else to go.”

HRP chiefs took the decision to close employees’ final salary pensions, despite employees being promised they would not to see changes regarding pensions at the time of privatisation, according to Mr Ainsley.

The current system will be replaced by inferior pensions, it was understood.

This sparked Mr Ainsley’s outrage, who said: “Pensions really matter to our members and in the day-to-day contacts we have with them across HRP, the importance to them of continuing to be able to build the pension they were promised when they were transferred to HRP from the civil service is emphasised to us over and over again.

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“They see their defined benefit pension entitlement as a critical element of the employment package, and quite rightly put a great value on it.

“HRP’s decision to close the scheme came as a great surprise.”

Mr Ainsley argued HRP is following a trend set out by other private organisation, saying: “HRP are just jumping on the band waggon as they see other companies ending good defined benefit schemes, preferring instead to let the tax payer pick up the shortfall in the years to come.

“HRP are just jumping on the bandwaggon as they see other companies ending good defined benefit schemes, preferring instead to let the tax payer pick up the shortfall in the years to come.”

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This move underlines that historic buildings are more loved by their owners than those who work to maintain them in full splendour, Mr Ainsley added.

He said: “Currently, Government responsibility rests with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport but all the palaces in HRP care are owned by The Queen ‘in Right of Crown’.

“This means that the Queen holds the palaces in Trust for the next monarch and by law cannot sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any interest in the palaces.

“The notion that buildings are more important than the dignity of workers and that the people caring for and responsible for these palaces are not worthy of being cared for in their retirement is quite frankly disgusting.

“This is a pay cut for the rest of their lives.”

 

A crock of hooey ~ MM ~ Hollywood High Standards

A crock of hooey ~ MM ~ Hollywood High Standards

Anonymous said:
I’m sorry, but that’s a crock of hooey about she’s used to Hollywood and high standards. There are lots of actors and actresses who treat people kindly. Besides even if you do have high standards, that’s no reason to be rude. The QUEEN has high standards, yet she’s very kind to her staff.
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I agree with you, Read…

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A crock of hooey ~ MM ~ Hollywood High Standards

I’m sorry, but that’s a crock of hooey about she’s used to Hollywood and high standards. There are lots of actors and actresses who treat people kindly. Besides even if you do have high standards, that’s no reason to be rude. The QUEEN has high standards, yet she’s very kind to her staff.
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I agree with you, Read my breakdown of the paragraphs. Markle is ungrateful; she doesn’t know how to count her blessing. This is the same women stumping for feminism and humanitarian (write the check to me, Markle). If we start seeing more Hallelujah! Karma and the Queen may have had enough of MM nonsense. Treating staff poorly, that confirms she is MEAN. 
Thank you anon🌸🌸😎

Royal Christmas Dinner Staff Get’s to Enjoy Dinner with Their Families Anon

Royal Christmas Dinner Staff Get’s to Enjoy Dinner with Their Families Anon

Anonymous said:
I was under the impression that Christmas Day dinner has to be done at a very precise time cause they want to allow the staff to go home and enjoy dinner with their families. Which seems very kind to me.
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That might be, but I can’t remember, the Royals are not helpless they are self-sufficient when they go to Balmoral they take…

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Royal Christmas Dinner Staff Get’s to Enjoy Dinner with Their Families Anon

I was under the impression that Christmas Day dinner has to be done at a very precise time cause they want to allow the staff to go home and enjoy dinner with their families. Which seems very kind to me.
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That might be, but I can’t remember, the Royals are not helpless they are self-sufficient when they go to Balmoral they take care of themselves all the time.  They are Christians, hospitality is 365 days a year, someone has to volunteer. The staff has housing at Sandringham.
It must be lovely, the festive season is the best, I can’t wait for all the trees decorated to show up online. England does Christmas great.
We are going to bring back those lovely images back here for all to enjoy and if you like you can submit a picture Christmas in England.
Lights illuminate the decorated Christmas tree outside 10 Downing Street on December 8, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)

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