Ballot on Industrial Action Short of Strike Action

At a meeting held on 3 March Executive and Council decided to ballot members on industrial action short of strike action, including a work to contract, in response to the attack on teachers’ pensions. It was clear from the consultation…


Dear Colleagues, At the meeting held on 3 March Council agreed to participate in a day of strike action with other public sector unions on 28 March. It was also agreed that we would not take unilateral strike action but…

Urgent message regarding consultation

We note the comments in TESS today concerning the consultation currently under way. These comments are incorrect. This Association is consulting all members currently in employment about the proposed changes to pension arrangements. Once the response is known members will…

Pension Dispute – Members’ Update

Meeting of dissenting unions: 25 January and 1 February 2012 A formal offer has been made to public sector unions in England and Wales. Strictly it does not apply to Scotland but the UK Government will wish to see arrangements…

Pensions Contributions Update January 2012

Imposed Contribution Increases 2012 (2013 and 2014*) *The Scottish Government is still to consult on the Proposed increases for these years. The contribution increases for April 2012 have been imposed.

Pensions update January 2012

Negotiations on the Future of Public Sector Pensions The Government Offer – Changes in Public Sector Pensions from 2015 TO DATE THERE IS NO AGREEMENT ON THESE PROPOSALS

Public Sector Pensions

You may be aware of press comments about a ‘deal agreed’ on public sector pensions. The Government has produced a paper which it sees as a “formal offer”. The vast majority of UK unions are currently considering the Government proposals.…

Debate on Public Sector Pensions

The smaller parties at Westminster have forced a debate on Public Sector Pensions by pooling their allocated time on Thursday 8th December. You may be interested in the debate, and in how your local MP responds. This would be a…

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