Tag Archives: Pensions

Our Common Endeavour

By the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power wealth … Continue reading

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The best use for pension funds

In September, I wrote about the need for local state-backed commercial banks, to help revitalise our regions. Now, it appears that the Strathclyde local government pension fund is going to do something very similar. To be fair, it’s not quite … Continue reading

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The long march for pension Justice

Today I marched on strike for the first time in my life. Despite the fact that, as I explained yesterday, I am not technically on strike as Angus Council moved one of our Bank Holidays, I wanted to stand shoulder … Continue reading

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Why I am Striking on November 30th

Well, actually I’m not technically going on strike. Angus Council, several years ago, decided that in order to celebrate St. Andrews Day, it would move a bank holiday elsewhere in the year to the end of November. So I already had … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Unions, Scotland and the fringe

I particularly wanted to attend this afternoon’s session, not only because of the Scottish report, but also because of the important debate on pension, and the contemporary motion submitted by the unions on the pension strike. Dave Prentis of UNISON … Continue reading

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We’re all this together (Part 3)

The coalition government announced in the autumn that they would force pension funds to uprate their benefits only in line with the Consumer Price Index, instead of the more widely used RPI. The CPI is a less well known method … Continue reading

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Public Sector Pensions – ripe for the cull?

News reports today (Wednesday 15th June) indicate that public sector pensions are going to be next on the chopping block. The Office of Budget Responsibility report released yesterday says that the costs of paying them are “unsustainable” and “unaffordable”. The … Continue reading

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