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Commenting ahead of the four-day strike by firefighters in England over government-imposed changes to their pension scheme, the TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady today (Thursday) said: “Once again the government is showing its contempt for public service workers. Evidence warns that raising the normal retirement age for firefighters would lead...
30 October 2014
Thousands of workers across the North East and Cumbria will be showing their support for Pensions Justice and joining in with one of the four regional March and rallies across the region on Pensions Day of Action, November 30th. As well as independent pickets all over the region, workers and...
28 November 2011
Making public sector pensions like those in the private sector would mean taking all pensions away from two in three public sector workers and giving a huge increase to the pension pots of a small number of senior public sector staff, says a TUC report published today (Thursday).
24 November 2011
Workers with degrees earn more in the private sector than the public sector, while staff with lower level and no qualifications earn more in the public sector, according to a TUC analysis of official statistics published ahead of the latest annual pay statistics out later this morning (Wednesday).
23 November 2011
Commenting on the launch today (Thursday) of the Treasury consultation on the Fair Deal pensions policy for staff transferred out of the public sector, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
03 March 2011
Commenting on a report by John Ralfe, an independent pension consultant, which claims that the public sector pensions deficit has more than doubled to £100bn in the past three years, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said today (Wednesday):
15 December 2010
Commenting on the government's consultation on the discount rate used to set contribution rates for the unfunded public service pension schemes, launched today (Thursday) by the Treasury, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
09 December 2010
Commenting on a report published today (Wednesday) by the National Audit Office (NAO) on public sector pensions, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber, said:
08 December 2010
Commenting on government plans announced today (Monday) to launch a consultation on the discount rate used to calculate the amount public sector employees pay into unfunded pension schemes, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
15 November 2010