Trade Unions

Pensions should not be a race to the bottom
Trade Unions

Pensions should not be a race to the bottom

On 19th January GMB, Britain’s general union, and other Local Government unions published ten key facts about the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in order to set the record straight. The new LGPS, introduced in April 2008 for the scheme’s 1.7 million contributing members, was agreed by employers, unions and […]

Fire authority won’t meet until strike starts
Trade Unions

Fire authority won’t meet until strike starts

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is upset over a South Yorkshire fire authority decision not to meet to consider a new union proposal until after the next set of strikes starts. The proposal was given to the fire authority on 19th January. FBU’s regional secretary, Ian Murray, has commented: “The […]

Common sense rather than political ideology
Trade Unions

Common sense rather than political ideology

Responding to the Conservatives’ education plans, Dr Mary Bousted, a general secretary of ATL (Association of Teachers and Lecturers) said: “We need common sense to prevail, rather than political ideology…The Conservatives’ plans for boosting the qualifications of those going into teaching are a solution looking for a problem…but politicians would […]