Workers fight for pension rights

Aug 12 2003 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Over 1,000 former staff of the Coventry tractor manufacturer Massey Ferguson are to appeal to the House of Lords over a court decision that allowed US parent company Agco to reduce their retirement payments as if they'd retired early - even though the factory was shut down by its owners.

The Court of Appeal had previously ruled that the firm could reduce the pensions of workers.

That ruling overturned a High Court decision in December last year which said the workers should get a full pension because they were effectively being made redundant.

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