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NUT to launch pensions fight

Issue No. 2241

The national executive committee of the NUT teachers’ union met last week and agreed to launch an action timetable against the government’s pension reforms at its annual conference, which begins on 22 April.

The NUT hopes to co‑ordinate action over pensions with other teaching unions and expects the first action to take place in June.

The government has yet to reveal the full details of its pension “reforms”.

But it has already decided to value pensions using the lower CPI measure of inflation instead of the usually higher RPI figure.

The change, which comes into effect on 1 April, will slash thousands from teachers’ pensions—and other public sector workers.

Public sector unions should aim to co-ordinate strikes to put more pressure on the government to back down.

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Tue 1 Mar 2011, 18:46 GMT
Issue No. 2241
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