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Aegon proposes pay freeze for UK staff

Aegon UK has proposed a pay freeze for all of its staff in a bid to cut £2.5m from the company wage bill.

The proposal, which has been put to union representatives Aegis and Unite, follows confirmation in June of plans to cut costs in its UK operations by 25 per cent by 2011. Wages rose by 2 per cent following last year’s pay negotiations.

An Aegon spokeswoman says: “It is our standard practice each year to negotiate proposed pay awards with Aegis and Unite, the trade unions that represent our staff. As part of this year’s negotiations, the unions have decided to ballot their members to determine whether there is support for this proposal. The result of the ballot and the outcome of pay settlement negotiations will be confirmed in due course.”

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  1. I know of at least 1 insurance co who did this last year so whats new?

  2. Better to have a pay freeze than the possability of redundancies. Can think of worse things happening in the world right now.

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