Pensions

Re-start the pensions fight; save the NHS - AWL UNISON activists' bulletin, June 2006

The first-ever issue of an activists' bulletin for UNISON members produced by AWL UNISON members is now available. Covering the latest developments in the local government pension scheme campaign, and the urgent need for UNISON members to organise to defend the NHS, it is essential reading for UNISON members.

The first-ever issue of an activists' bulletin for UNISON members produced by AWL UNISON members is now available. Covering the latest developments in the local government pension scheme campaign, and the urgent need for UNISON members to organise to defend the NHS, it is essential reading for UNISON members.

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Step up the fight to save the NHS / vote no to pensions deal

A leaflet produced by AWL healthworkers for the NHS Together / TUC lobby of parliament on November 1st, 2006.

A leaflet produced by AWL healthworkers for the NHS Together / TUC lobby of parliament on November 1st, 2006.

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One law for the rich...

The Government has cut future pensions for public sector workers by saying that entitlements will be upgraded for inflation only by the consumer price index (CPI) instead of the retail price index (RPI). The apparently fiddly adjustment will lose some pensioners 20% or more of the value of their pensions.

How the Government treats rich and poor pensioners differently.

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Airport workers face pensions fight

On 26 November, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) staff were faced with a grim announcement from management: their Defined Benefit pension scheme was in deficit to the tune of £1bn, and threatened to bring down the company (again).

Part of the solution is a change from RPI to CPI, following the well-worn path of the public sector. In a letter sent to the homes of all 4,500 employees, the CEO assured members that there will be “measured and proportionate contributions from all stakeholders”, though no details have been given as to how any other party is to contribute.

Air traffic control workers at Heathrow are facing a fight over management attempts to attack their pension scheme.

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Tubeworker 03/11/12 - No job cuts!

An industrial bulletin for Tube workers, by Tube workers. This issue discusses the fight against job cuts, the Tube Lines maintenance and engineering workers' strike for pensions and travel pass equality, and your local and workplace stories.

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An industrial bulletin for Tube workers, by Tube workers. This issue discusses the fight against job cuts, the Tube Lines maintenance and engineering workers' strike for pensions and travel pass equality, and your local and workplace stories.

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Tubeworker 31/10/12 - TubeLines strike special

Written by Tube workers for Tube workers, this special issue discusses the Tube Lines strike for pensions and travel equality. Click here to download the PDF.

An industrial bulletin for London Underground workers, discussing the Tube Lines workers' strike for pensions justice and travel pass equality.

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Lambeth Council Worker #2 August 2012

An industrial bulletin for workers at Lambeth Council, featuring articles on the fight against playground closures, the pensions battle, and police racism. Click here to download PDF.

An industrial bulletin for workers at Lambeth Council, featuring articles on the fight against playground closures, the pensions battle, and police racism.

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Unison bullies members over pensions

I am in a local government Unison branch which has a firm branch position of opposition to the pension offer currently on the table.

The deal is not that different to what was on offer prior to our industrial action on 30 November. We will all be working longer, paying more, and getting less.

The undemocratic way the local government pensions ballot has been run by the Unison leadership is a lesson in the nature of the union bureaucracy and the lengths they will go to silence dissent.

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Union officials scupper drivers' pensions fight

“If I’m being held by terrorists who are threatening to kill me, for f**k’s sake don’t send in any ASLEF negotiators.” - Anonymous messroom wit

Sabotage by three ASLEF full timers killed off the pension dispute on East Midlands Trains. Hours before the Olympics were due to start, they suspended strikes set to take place during the games so that the Executive could consider another deal they had negotiated.

“If I’m being held by terrorists who are threatening to kill me, for f**k’s sake don’t send in any ASLEF negotiators.” - Anonymous messroom wit

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