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…

Day of Action

Dear Colleagues, A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time yesterday to stand on wet and windy streets throughout Scotland and publicise our opposition to the planned theft from public sector pensions. The event in Edinburgh was…

Members who are about to embark on maternity leave

Dear Colleagues In view of the fact that a very small number of our members who are about to embark on maternity leave may be in danger of compromising their Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). It has been decided that all…

Questions about Strike Action

The Association will inform your employer of the result of the ballot and the number of members in each establishment likely to take strike action on 30 November. Your employer will inform the Head Teacher of the number of employees…