The Royal College of Nursing (NCN) has become the latest organisation to reject the government's proposals for public sector pension reform.
The RCN said yesterday that almost two thirds of its members who voted in its last ballot rejected the government's offer.
Ministers are still negotiating with unions in an attempt to work out a package of reform which could include later retirement dates, a move from final salary to career average pensions, and higher employee pension contributions.
RCN said in a statement its main concern was that the government's proposals would force some of its membership to continue working in a physically demanding job until the age of 68.
It said it will meet with other unions to consult on the best course of action.
In December, Unite's health sector national industrial committee also voted to reject the deal.
In January, a survey of British Medical Association (BMA) members found that 80% of its members wanted to reject the government's latest offer.
The BMA announced at the weekend it would ballot its members, for the first time in 40 years, on industrial action short of a strike.
Unison, the GMB and Prospect have all agreed to continue negotiating.
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