3 December 2019
Despite the rain, pickets were out in force yesterday for the Monday morning picket at the University of Glasgow.
25 November 2019
Classes at universities across Britain and Northern Ireland are being disrupted as staff begin an eight-day strike today. The action is due to last from 25 November until 4 December.
7 September 2018
University managements are circulating a pension proposal to university workers for consultation based on fundamentally flawed assumptions about the economy and interest rates.
16 April 2018
The long-running dispute over pensions conducted by members of the University and College Union has been suspended after they voted decisively to accept the employers’ latest proposals.
9 April 2018
Members of the University and College Union are currently being balloted over the employers’ latest proposals in the long-running university pensions dispute.
28 January 2018
Strike action will begin in universities across Britain as academic staff fight back against the plan by the university employers to close their final salary pension scheme.
29 December 2017
University workers across Britain are being balloted over whether to fight to prevent the closure of their University Superannuation Scheme, a final salary arrangement.
7 July 2017
Government guidance issued in September 2016 to force Local Government Pension Scheme investments to meet government policies has been thrown out by the High Court.
23 February 2017
Talks between the Unite union and BMW over the German carmaker’s plans to close its final salary pension scheme are set to continue, but the threat of industrial action remains.
3 October 2016
A review of the state pension age is due to be released in early 2017. We can expect the media to trail snippets to prepare the ground. But the apparently independent review will simply copy the World Bank and IMF line on how to bust up a country’s state pension system.
13 January 2016
The Centre for Policy Studies, regarded by the late Margaret Thatcher as her favourite think tank, has produced the blueprint for the next government attack on the Local Government Pension Scheme.
12 October 2015
In yet another attack on civil liberties, the government has announced plans to to change the law so that councils may only disinvest, boycott or adopt sanctions if the action is in line with government policy.
12 October 2015
The new National Infrastructure Commission has less to do with planning than with stealing money from workers’ pension funds to do what the government should be doing anyway, and isn’t.
20 September 2015
1 October is Older People’s Day, when the National Pensioners Convention will make the case – in leaflets to be distributed across the country – for a state pension that people can live on.
31 May 2015
Members of Community, GMB and Ucatt have voted decisively for strike action in a dispute with Tata Steel over pensions.
30 March 2015
Steel trade unions with members employed by Tata Steel are balloting for strike action over imposed changes to the pension scheme.
25 January 2015
German executive pay has outstripped the level in Britain for the first time. But British directors are doing their best to catch up – to the detriment of the country’s largest companies and their workers.
14 December 2014
Questioned in an online survey, MPs said that the state pension age would need to rise to 70 within 30 years – with many believing that the state pension would disappear altogether.
6 November 2014
The National Pensioners Convention launched its Pensioners’ Manifesto yesterday at a rally of hundreds of pensioners in Westminster. There was a curious mood: polite but determined.
Document adopted at the Reconvened 12th Congress of the CPBML, October 2000.