The ballot of Unite members in the Defined Benefit pension scheme within the bargaining unit has concluded and the result is Â as follows:
Ballots returned â€“ 67.37%
In favour â€“ 35.16%
Against â€“ 64.84%
The company has been advised of the result.
Whilst this is a clear no vote against the company offer, the Unite in AXA National Company Committee Â is of the view that although the company action is obviously hugely unpopular, that given the number of ballot papers not returned (over 30%) and the size of the no vote, it does not give a large enough mandate to enable us to consider any further action on this matter.