Workers for ipsl, a financial services company based in Bootle are threatening strike action. The dispute is about divisive treatment on redundancy terms and pensions enhancements and the introduction of new productivity targets. There is due to be job losses in the future and there are differential terms for ex Alliance and Leicester and HSBC staff. The disputed terms are part of an overall package on pay that was rejected in a consultative ballot (run by the unions but demanded by the management) by 483 to 3. The unions concerned, CWU, PCS and AMICUS expect 24 hour stoppages in the coming months.