Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk

Delegates debate measures to support our local service champions

From campaigning around pay to fairness for apprenticeships, local government delegates discussed a wide range of issues this afternoon

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Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff

Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?

Another busy month saw UNISON celebrating victories – and launching new campaigns

Saving the planet – and your pension

UNISON research shows that LGPS disinvestment from fossil fuels is still slow

Ministers must stop interfering in council pensions, says UNISON

MPs will debate the future of the local government pension scheme (LGPS) in Westminster Hall today (Monday) in response to concerns that the government plans to interfere in investment decisions. More than 100,000 people have signed a petition, backed by UNISON, saying it should be up to the funds to decide where they invest in […]

UNISON LGPS petition forces parliamentary debate

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

Time to debate LGPS changes as petition hits 100,000 signatures, says UNISON

Government proposals to force the 89 local government pension funds to invest in infrastructure projects have prompted over 100,000 people to sign a petition calling for a debate in Parliament, says UNISON today (Friday). The proposals are part of the government’s attempt to create six new multi-billion pound British wealth funds. UNISON is concerned that […]

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 […]

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20,000 people call on MPs to debate LGPS plans

Sign the UNISON petition urging Parliament to debate plans giving ministers a right to tell pension funds where to invest money

Pension funds, not ministers should decide where to invest their members’ money

Local government pension funds must be able to decide where to invest their money in the best interests of present and future pensioners, and should not have their investment decisions dictated by the government, says UNISON today (Thursday). Ministers have drawn up plans to enable the 89 funds that make up the local government pension […]