Trade union members employed at Unilever took their campaign to save their pensions, which are being grabbed by Unilever, to the World Economic Forum in Davos recently. The Forum was co-chaired by Unilever CEO Paul Polman.
The message was simply that workers are determined to pursue him wherever he goes until the company agree to negotiate over plans to close the final salary pension scheme.
The closure will see workers lose between 20 and 40 percent of their retirement income.
Polman last year awarded himself a 50% pay increase and had €300,000 put into his pension pot. In addition Unilever have announced nearly €5 billion profit for 2011….hardly strapped for cash
To learn more about the Unilever campaign to defend pensions click here.