Government attack on LGPS- Take Action !

Published on 22 July 2019 by Suffolk County UNISON

The Government is currently consulting on plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of offering the local government pension scheme (LGPS) to new non-teaching staff.

The proposal would:

Create a two-tier workforce with new starters offered inferior pensions 

Disproportionately affect women and the lower paid

Threaten the future sustainability of the whole scheme.

This attack on pension rights is the thin end of the wedge – if these proposals are enacted, the Government won’t stop there.

It is vital that we take action. UNISON has set up a campaign website which explains more about the situation and encourages members to take a range of actions: Find out more about the issue – and share our film Take action: Email your MP to defend the LGPS The consultation closes on 31 July: make your views heard – download template responses via the resources section Are you in the LGPS? Respond to the government consultation

Please click on the link below to take action:

https://www.unison.org.uk/our-campaigns/defend-local-government-pensions/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=staff%20activist%20160719&utm_source=Communications&utm_content=LGPS%20campaign%20download%20resources