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(Reuters) – Capita <CPI.L> staff represented by British trade union Unite will go on strike after talks with the company over changes to its pension scheme failed. The planned nine-day strike — due to begin from Oct. 28 — would be the second by the union which went on strike earlier this month. Capita said on Monday it put forward a “material improvement” to its offer on pension change in the talks that followed the first strike. The trade union rejected this, the British outsourcing firm said. (http://bit.ly/2ymG6bE) In June, Capita had told staff of significant changes to their pension arrangements which the union said would result in a “massive cut” in retirement income. Capita said it was among a minority of companies still offering a defined benefit pension plan to about 4 percent, or 2,920, of its 73,000 strong workforce.

(Reporting By Justin George Varghese in Bengaluru. Editing by Jane Merriman)
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