The Government has announced its intention that the pension retirement age for public sector workers should be 65.
On top of that they want to replace “final salary” schemes by “career average” schemes.
They flagged up these intentions a long time ago — the change to the pension age was announced in a Green Paper more than two years ago — yet only in the last few months has the trade union movement really started to react.
The civil service union, PCS, has urged a co-ordinated response. That work is now paying off.