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Good afternoon, thank you for contacting Just Answer my name is***** am a solicitor and I will be assisting you today. I am sorry to hear about your current circumstances, is the defined benefit pension scheme contained in your contract of employment?
Thank you for the confirmation as the contribution is not mentioned in the contract of employment you are not contractually entitled to that level of contribution. The pension scheme is an express term contained in the contract and usually express terms override implied terms of the contract it is whether the level of contribution amounts to an implied term. It is also usual to see a clause in the contract of employment which prevents terms being implied into the contract.
However that being said I would encourage you and your colleagues to write a collective grievance to the employer and as a resolution you could propose an increase in salary to offset the loss in pension contributions.
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