Monthly Archives: July 2019

Local Government Pension Scheme under attack

PENSIONS: Defend local government pensions The government is currently consulting on plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of offering the local government pension scheme (LGPS) to new non-teaching staff. The proposal would: create a two-tier workforce with new starters offered inferior pensions; disproportionately affect women and the lower paid; threaten the future sustainability of the…

Pay Consultation Result

Once again, thanks to all our members who voted in the pay consultation. We asked you to either accept the “final” pay offer of 1.8% with slightly more for lower grades, or reject it, with the recommendation that you reject the offer. 82% of our branch members who voted, voted to reject the offer. 18% voted to accept. The turnout…

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