United Kingdom -Union calls for unity concerning public sector pensions -July 25, 2011

Following the national strike by civil servants, teachers and college lecturers, the PCS civil service union is calling for unity across the various public sector pension schemes. There are different schemes for the civil service, teachers, health service, local government and other public sector workers. However, they are all facing similar changes – higher retirement ages, higher employee contributions and a change to the level of protection against inflation. The government is so far unwilling to move on these fundamental points. The TUC union confederation is involved in the talks with government and will be co-ordinating the 29 unions whose members are covered by the public sector schemes (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 April, May and June 2011).

English: http://www.pcs.org.uk/en/news_and_events/news_centre/index.cfm/id ...



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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