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    A total of four trade unions will ballot about 16,000 of their members, working at UK nuclear sites to participate in a set of industrial actions because of plans to reform pension schemes of the nuclear plant workers, local media reported Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the BBC broadcaster, the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency (NDA) is expected to reform the pension scheme for the staff involved in the decommissioning in order to save 660 million pounds (some $800 million at the current exchange rates).

    Such unions as Unite, GMB, Prospect and Aslef are calling on their members to decide on potential strike actions against the NDA's plans, the media outlet added.

    The broadcaster added that the NDA's decision could reduce retirement income of the nuclear workers by thousands of pounds and should not be implemented.

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