Stopping Public Sector Pension Hacking

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2011 National LGBT Conference
8 August 2011

Conference believes that this government needs to learn to have some respect for hardworking public sector workers and we know a thing or two about respect. The quick fix hacking axe of the coalition government is decimating public services and ruining people’s lives. We will not allow government to hack away our hard earned pensions, the just and reasonable reward at the end of a long working life.

This Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Conference is proud of our union’s stance on wealth distribution and equality. It is in that spirit of recognition that we all belong in equal measure to the human family that we call on our National LGBT Committee to do all that it can to support public sector pension demands, including working with the Labour Link, so that public sector worker pensions are not only maintained but crucially returned to the Retail Price Index valuation members signed up to.

At the same time, we recognise that the wholly inadequate pensions provision of many private sector workers needs to be brought up to the public sector standard.

We believe that this two pronged approach to stop pensions hacking would provide the necessary stabilising framework required to bring balance, equity and a sense of reason to the pensions picture, ensuring all workers can retire in dignity, on a decent and affordable pension, able to live out the rest of their lives in well-earned relative financial security.