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Truce in uni pensions fight

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union (UCU) has been suspended after they voted by 64 per cent to 36 per cent to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

Truce in universities pensions fight

16 April 2018

The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union has been suspended after they voted decisively to accept the employers’ latest proposals.

University pensions fight takes off

28 January 2018

Strike action will begin in universities across Britain as academic staff fight back against the plan by the university employers to close their final salary pension scheme.

Pensions: academics ballot over action

29 December 2017

University workers across Britain are being balloted over whether to fight to prevent the closure of their University Superannuation Scheme, a final salary arrangement.

Mini and Rolls workers fight pension cuts

23 February 2017

Talks between the Unite union and BMW over the German carmaker’s plans to close its final salary pension scheme are set to continue, but the threat of industrial action remains.

Pensions: later and later [updated]

3 October 2016

A review of the state pension age is due to be released in early 2017. We can expect the media to trail snippets to prepare the ground. But the apparently independent review will simply copy the World Bank and IMF line on how to bust up a country’s state pension system.

Fresh attack on local government pensions

13 January 2016

The Centre for Policy Studies, regarded by the late Margaret Thatcher as her favourite think tank, has produced the blueprint for the next government attack on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Council procurement policies under attack

12 October 2015

In yet another attack on civil liberties, the government has announced plans to to change the law so that councils may only disinvest, boycott or adopt sanctions if the action is in line with government policy.

Osborne eyes local government pensions, again

12 October 2015

The new National Infrastructure Commission has less to do with planning than with stealing money from workers’ pension funds to do what the government should be doing anyway, and isn’t.

Executive pay: All in it together?

25 January 2015

German executive pay has outstripped the level in Britain for the first time. But British directors are doing their best to catch up – to the detriment of the country’s largest companies and their workers.

MPs foresee end of state pension

14 December 2014

Questioned in an online survey, MPs said that the state pension age would need to rise to 70 within 30 years – with many believing that the state pension would disappear altogether.

Pensioners’ Manifesto launched

6 November 2014

The National Pensioners Convention launched its Pensioners’ Manifesto yesterday at a rally of hundreds of pensioners in Westminster. There was a curious mood: polite but determined.

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