Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Protect our Pensions

Lord Hutton's report on public service pension schemes has now been published. The proposals mean we will pay more, work longer and get less.

The proposals include:
  • Increasing the employee contribution by 3%
  • Increasing Retirement Age
  • Using the Consumer Price Index rather than Retail Price Index to calculate yearly pension increases
  • Moving from a Final Salary to a Career Average Scheme
  • Removal of the requirement for a broadly comparable pension for TUPE transferred staff
For more information go to: http://www.unison.org.uk/pensions/protectour.asp

UNISON will be campaigning to protect our pensions, and the branch needs a Pensions Contact in every team and workplace in all its employers - whether you work in Local Government, the Health Service, Further Education or a private sector employer. As a Pensions Contact we would ask you to talk to members and non-members to get their views about the proposed changes to their pensions and feed them back to the branch. If you're interested please contact the branch office - 01934 634759 or unison@n-somerset.gov.uk

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