Unilever officials agree to talks with company union leaders regarding pensions dispute that led to series of strikes at its U.K. plants over last two months

LOS ANGELES , February 3, 2012 () – Unilever officials have agreed to talks with company union leaders regarding a pensions dispute that led to a series of strikes at its plants in the United Kingdom over the last two months, Reuters reported Feb. 3.

Workers went on strike after the company moved to eliminate its final salary pension scheme, which will affect 5,000 of the company’s 7,000 U.K. employees.

Unilever said it had agreed to talks with three of Britain's biggest unions — Unite, GMB and Usdaw — through mediation organization ACAS. No date has been agreed for the talks, but both parties are expected to begin negotiations toward the end of next week.

The primary source of this article is Reuters, London, England, on Feb. 3, 2012.

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