Defend Local Government Pensions

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 branches and members to take a range of actions. Please use the following links:

Find out more about the issue – and share our film
Take action: Email your MP to defend the LGPS
Are you in the LGPS? Respond to the government consultation

Please note that the consultation closes at 11:45pm on 31 July 2019.

Share this post