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Bangor university to cut pensions of lowest paid staff

Bangor university has announced it plans to cut the pensions of its clerical workers; I.T. staff; lab workers; cleaners; caterers; security staff and more. The pensions of higher paid staff, such as lecturers and executive managers, will not be affected. UNISON says by targeting non-academic staff, Bangor has shown how little it values the role […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Pension costs – are they transparent enough?

MPs are looking into pension fund costs and charges, and UNISON is asking members to fill in a survey on their pensions. This will help provide information to be included in the union’s submission to the to the Commons work and pensions select committee, which is carrying out the inquiry. The union has also produced […]

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Exit Payments – briefing for members 2019

Media on the UNISON National site.

Bangor University staff celebrate victory in pensions dispute

Management had planned to cut pension benefits by up to 12% for support staff before UNISON campaign

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Cross-branch working and pensions concern conference

Delegates also hear emotional debates on ‘conversion therapy’ and the lack of marriage equality in Northern Ireland

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Pension reform is urgently needed, says UNISON

Unclear investment systems are leaving workers in the dark over the cost

Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON briefing: Parliamentary inquiry into pension scheme costs

Millions of workers have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension, most of these pension schemes do not disclose how much it costs to manage and invest the money you contribute

Media on the UNISON National site.

Time for pension equality

Women’s conference shows full support for WASPI campaign for pension equality

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON LGPS petition forces parliamentary debate

Petition was launched as part of the campaign against attempt to control what pension funds are invested in

News on the UNISON National site.

We are just two days from a generation-defining vote, says UNISON

"A defining time in our politics – a dark shadow has been cast” | @DavePrentis on #JoCoxMP at #undc16 #MoreInCommon pic.twitter.com/IADvjj3zM6 — UNISON – the union (@unisontweets) June 21, 2016 Speaking at UNISON’s annual conference in Brighton today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:  “We are just two days away from a generation-defining vote, […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON welcomes halt to mental health trust’s pension sacrifice plan

Trust’s management withdraws plans to offer more pay to nurses if they sacrifice pension contributions

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Government needs to change the law around council pension powers, says UNISON

The government has failed to listen to more than 70,000 signatories to a UNISON-backed parliamentary petition calling for it to be written into UK law that it is up to council pension funds to decide where they invest their cash, says UNISON today (Wednesday). The petition on the parliamentary website urges the government to amend […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON consultation shows overwhelming backing for new pension deal at EDF Energy

UNISON members working for EDF Energy have today (Thursday) overwhelmingly backed a new pension deal negotiated by the union. The deal provides new entrants access to a defined benefit pension scheme – something almost unheard of in today’s economy, says the union. The agreement – covering some 13,000 employees – is the result of months […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

National insurance increase will rob public sector workers

UNISON is today (Tuesday) warning George Osborne that scrapping tax rebates on pensions will leave more than five million public sector workers worse off. The rise in National Insurance (NI) payments will hit pay packets in April 2016. This is when the current 1.4 per cent rebate for employees and 3.4 per cent for employers […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

NHS pension scheme – update

This is because the 2015 scheme has a better pension build up rate (ie 1/54th compared to your current 1/60th) and each year’s […]

Article on the UNISON National site.