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Drivers of used cars with AA breakdown cover have been assured that they will still be receiving a "good breakdown service" despite planned strikes.

AA patrols voted earlier this week to take industrial action over the early-May bank holiday, in protest at proposed changes to their pension contributions and the capping of the final salary pension scheme.

The AA claims that the offer on the table is fairer than those offered by other private companies, but members of the Independent Democratic Union (IDU) claim that a compromise needs to be reached.

However, the IDU says it asked to negotiate with the AA but received no reponse.

If the strikes do proceed, AA president Edmund King is confident that service will remain good, possibly because over 400 patrols are not members of the union.

"Despite being timed by the union to cause maximum disruption, we are happy to reassure members that we have robust contingency plans in place to maintain a good service to members on strike day," Mr King said.
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