Nine unions back pensions strike

U.K. U.K.
Members of nine local government trade unions have voted to back a national one-day strike on 28 March. This could be followed by selective action at regional and local level. The unions are protesting at government proposals to remove the 85 rule from the local government pension scheme. This rule allows members to retire early on a full pension if their age and length of service add up to 85. The unions point out that the local government scheme is the only one in the public sector facing this kind of reduction in benefits and 75% of its members are women workers, many of them on the lowest pay rates.
Read more at > UNISON
And at > GMB
And at > TGWU
And at > Amicus

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