Tag Archives: Pensions

We will be sending the clearest message to the Government that we will defend our pensions to the hilt

RMT confirms Tyne and Wear Metro strike in pensions fight

TRANSPORT UNION RMT confirmed today that members on the Tyne and Wear Metro working for DB Regio and Nexus will [...]
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Anger is reflected in this vote for strike action and action short of a strike.

Royal Fleet Auxiliary vote for industrial action in pensions fight

SHIPPING UNION RMT confirmed this morning that members on the Royal Fleet Auxiliary have voted by large margins for strike [...]
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Today seems like a good day to debunk some public service pension myths…

Public Service Pensions – myth and reality

30th June 2011 Alice Hood TUC Today seems like a good day to debunk some public service pension myths… Myth [...]
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This is a dispute that is entirely of the government's making

'Pay more, work longer, get less' remains government position

27 June 2011 Speaking after today’s meeting with ministers over the government’s plans to cut public sector pensions, PCS general [...]
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Unite's reaction to talks between unions and government on pensions

27 June 2011 Reacting to the outcome of talks held today on pensions (Monday 27 June) between unions representing public [...]
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Dave Prentis and UNISON

I find myself in the very unusual position of suggesting a moderate union leader has engaged in infantile ultra-leftism. I’m [...]
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'Stop the great pensions robbery'

(22/06/11) “Lies, damned lies and the inventions of a Tory poodle.” That was how Jane Carolan described what UNISON is [...]
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1 in 4 Not In Council Pension

One in four council workers already opted out of pension scheme shows proposed contribution increases to local government pension schemes [...]
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More than 250,000 public servants to ballot for strike

12 April 2011 More than a quarter of a million civil and public servants could be balloted for a strike [...]
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Hutton Problems

Thursday 10th March 2011 Final Hutton report: more recipe for disaster than blueprint for reform says GMB Lord Hutton had [...]
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Government will use Hutton report to raid public sector pensions

UNISON chief, Dave Prentis, is warning that the Government will use today’s Hutton report as a Trojan horse to raid [...]
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UNISON – Follow the leaders?

From Jon Rogers blog In the spirit of supporting other trade union bloggers when they get blogging right – by [...]
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Fire Service Pensions:the latest attacks outlined

At the Firefighters Pension Committee (FPC) meeting held on 17 November 2010 a paper was presented by the Communities and [...]
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BBC pensions strike – Live updates

Journalists across the BBC walked out at midnight in the first of two 48 hours strikes in protest at plans [...]
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3% extra on pensions – £1 billion pension raid on Council workers is wrong and unsustainable

Tuesday 26th October 2010 Government plans to hike pension contributions are unaffordable and unworkable GMB commented on a proposal contained [...]
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Tory Pension cuts to start to bite for 3.5 million pensioners as pensions rises are linked to lower inflation index

At a stroke in June the Tory led Government wiped thousands of pounds from diligent savers’ retirement incomes, now the [...]
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Hutton report – UNISON response

Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said: “Our key priority is to make sure that our members’ pension schemes, that they [...]
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Hutton Proposals for Firefighter Pensions are just a step too far

Firefighters are appalled to learn of the Hutton proposals on pensions, which suggest cuts in their pension provision, increasing their [...]
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Evidence busts myth pensions are unaffordable

Evidence submitted by the civil service unions to the government’s review of public sector pensions busts the myth that they [...]
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Postal workers reject Royal Mail pension changes – time for genuine consultation says CWU

CWU Press release Postal workers have today (Tuesday) overwhelmingly rejected Royal Mail’s pension changes in a CWU consultative ballot of [...]
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Agreement reached over BAA pensions dispute

Strikes threatening BAA’s seven UK airports have been called off following an agreement between the unions and management, the Public [...]
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London Firefighters vote for strike action over pensions

This is an FBU circular to London Region members London firefighters have voted by a massive majority to take strike [...]
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Justice for Firefighters' pensions – first round to the FBU

This is a circular to FBU members from Matt Wrack.  I am very pleased to be able to report that [...]
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New Pensions Deal – an Alternative View

This is a text of a leaflet by the PCS Independent Left in relation to the Pension changes which the [...]
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Pensioner Wins GP Privatisation Battle At Court of Appeal

Pam Smith has today won her appeal to prevent a US healthcare corporation from running a GP surgery in Derbyshire. [...]
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