Public Sector Pensions

One Million Public Sector Workers To Walk Out

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The Government will today be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector workers will walk out in bitt...

Even Conservatives Voters Back Public Sector Strike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Most members of the public back the right to strike and believe the government is unfairly targeting public sector workers, according to a new poll. A...

200,000 Teachers To Walkout

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

Children across England and Wales are waking up to disruption as teachers stage a one-day walkout in a ongoing row over pay, pensions and working cond...

Why Is The Coalition Planning To Tell You When They Think You'll Die?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

Pensioners could get a government estimate of when they might die in a move to help them better manage their savings, ministers have suggested. Pe...

Why Are HMRC Workers To Go On Strike?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK

Thousands of Revenue and Customs workers will go on strike tomorrow in the latest phase of months of industrial action by civil servants in a row over...

25 Going On 65

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

The next generation face being in their 50s before they have paid off their student loans and in their 60s before they are mortgage free, research sug...

Queen's Speech 2012: Pensions Reforms Pursued Ahead Of Strikes

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

The Government sparked a fresh clash with unions after pressing ahead with its controversial reforms of public sector pensions ahead of a new strike b...

Protests And Strikes Against Pension Reforms

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK

The government has insisted that the pension deal offered to teachers is "as good as it gets" as thousands of teachers and lecturers prepare to stage ...

Teachers Threaten Action Over Prospect Of Longer School Days

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers raised the prospect on Thursday of taking strike action over attempts to shorten holidays and lengthen the school day. The National Union ...

Union Plans Further Action Over Pensions Dispute

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

Public and civil servants could take strike action after Easter in the bitter dispute over pensions, a union has announced. The Public and Commerci...

Unions To Launch Appeal Against Pension Ruling

PA | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

Unions representing millions of workers including teachers, civil servants, council and NHS staff, will launch an appeal on Monday after losing a lega...

Union Refuses To Sign On The Line For Pension Proposals

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The government faced continued resistance to its controversial public sector pension reforms when members of the biggest teachers' union continued to ...

What Was All The Fuss About Then?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Politics

The government's controversial reforms to public sector pensions may not save money in the long-term, according to a report from respected think tank ...

Your Pension Should Not Be at the State's Disposal

Sarah McCabe | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK
Sarah McCabe

We work away our daylight hours with the hope of progressing, achieving and ultimately earning. We earn to provide for our futures and our children's futures. Retirement funds are not just mere savings accounts, they are idealogical in nature; we work hard now so that we can afford ourselves security in our old age, regardless of the fact that we may not live to enjoy it.

Doctors Threaten Strike Action Over Pension Changes

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics

Two out of three doctors are prepared to strike over the government's planned changes to pensions, the British Medical Association (BMA) said on Wedne...

More Strikes: One Union's Warning

PA | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Politics

Leaders of the biggest civil service union today confirmed their rejection of the Government's final offer on public sector pensions and called for fr...

More Strikes? ANOTHER Union Rejects Government's Final Offer On Pensions

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

The government's hopes of resolving the bitter dispute over public sector pensions received a fresh blow today when leaders of tens of thousands of co...

Teaching Union Rejects Pension Deal

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of the UK's largest teaching unions has rejected the government's proposals for the reform of the teachers' pension scheme. The National Associ...

Pensions Debate: If Only We Knew Then...But Didn't we?

Phil Shanks | Posted 21.02.2012 | UK Politics
Phil Shanks

I have been watching the debate on the future of public sector pensions with two hats on: the one of a self-made entrepreneur and the other as a member of the Greater Manchester Superannuation fund; a frozen relic of my time in Local Government.

FULL TEXT - Danny Alexander's Statement On Pensions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2012 | UK Politics

Seven weeks ago, I reported to the House that in an effort to secure agreement, the Government was making a new offer to public service workers. De...

Pensions Talks Are Over, Unions That Don't Like It Can Lump It

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Politics

The government has announced its final offer on public sector pensions changes, after talks led to a broad agreement with most trade unions representi...

PCS Rejects Pensions Deal, But Unison's Not So Quick To Judge

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK Politics

The PCS union representing hundreds of thousands of civil servants has rejected the government's latest offer for a public sector pensions settlement,...

Redouble Our Efforts: Union Leader Warns Of More Strikes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK Politics

A last ditch attempt by the government to secure an agreement on public sector pensions is likely to fail and risk more strikes, a union leader said o...

Public Sector Strikes - Why We need Ed

Amin Elmubarak | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Politics
Amin Elmubarak

Regardless of your personal opinion on the man, Tony Blair has changed UK Politics for decades to come. If nothing else, he was and still is a great politician, I would hazard as to say greater than the original Teflon Don - Lord Mandilson.

UK Public Sector Strikes - A Lesson In Poor Communications

Nick Jefferson | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Nick Jefferson

Across the UK children weren't educated, trash wasn't collected and hospital patients weren't treated (one of the angles of 'socialised medicine' that wasn't covered during the furious Obama-care debates...)