WORKERS from the BMW Mini plant in Cowley have joined colleagues from across the UK at a demonstration in London over 'pension robbery'.

About 50 staff members have gathered outside the German car giant's flagship showroom on Park Lane in Mayfair on Saturday to protest the planned closure of the final salary pension scheme.

Members of Unite working at the Oxford plant were joined by workers at Hams Hall in the West Midlands, Swindon and Rolls-Royce in Goodwood near Chichester.

The trade union says the scheme’s closure, pencilled in for May 31, could see some workers lose up to £160,000 in retirement income.

The protest follows two 24-hour strikes, which have caused significant disruption and left production lines at a standstill.

Unite national officer for BMW Fred Hanna said: “We are here outside this showroom of very expensive cars to show that the people that make the cars, and bring all the profits to the company, are the people they are robbing the pensions from.

"We are bringing it to London so that people can see the cars, and the people that make those cars.

"We are doing handouts to the public and it's going very well."