Ill-Health Pensions 2007

Pensions Ballot Result

Submitted by Tubeworker on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 16:15

There has been a massive 15-1 Yes vote for strike action to defend ill-heatlh pension entitlement. This gives a mandate for strike action by RMT members not only on London Underground, but in Metronet, TubeLines, EDF, REW and Cubic. The turnout wasn't great, though (over 11,000 were balloted), probably reflecting the fact that this has been very much a top-down campaign so far.

Here's RMT's press release ...

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RMT seeks guarantees on ill-health pensions

Defend Ill-Health Pensions

Submitted by Tubeworker on Sun, 06/24/2007 - 10:32

Make no mistake - the threat to dilute your right to an ill-health pension is a serious one.

At the moment, if you become too unwell to continue in your current job, your employment can be terminated on medical grounds and you will get a 10-year enhancement on your pension and no reduction for early retirement.

Hands Off Our Pensions

Submitted by Tubeworker on Mon, 09/04/2006 - 17:13

Management have a plan to gnaw away at your pension rights. This time, it's ill-health pensions that they're after. Rumours abound that they want to tighten the rules on eligibility, so that in future, even if you have to retire from your job because of your health, you won't neceearily get an ill-health pension.

The annual members' meeting of the Pension Fund is coming up at the start of October. Tube workers should make our voices heard at this meeting: hands off our pensions!