‘Think again’ UNISON tells government on LGPS plans

UNISON responds to the government consultation on proposals that would allow higher and further education employers in England to opt out of providing LGPS membership for new staff members

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

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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

Carillion – a growing pension scandal?

The questions keep coming after the collapse of Carillion. Now, what is happening to employees’ pensions?

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 […]

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 […]

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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

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 […]

‘Real incentives’ needed for average workers to save for retirement

UNISON responds to government consultation on tax relief for pensions