Category Archives: Royal Mail

Why are university staff going on strike?

  My son has started sending me the announcements he’s been getting from his University about impending strike. He’s at one of two Universities who have been leading the charge amongst employers calling for an end to DB accrual in … Continue reading

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If I was Theresa May….

I can understand Theresa May’s frustrations, I am a member of her party and have witnessed her “annus calamitous” up close and personal. I am a fan of May’s, an endangered species, but I prefer her to alternative models As … Continue reading

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Pensions: universities could learn lessons from Royal Mail

David Pitt-Watson and Hari Mann believe there could be a way to settle the ongoing pensions row amicably   University employers and university staff are locked in a dispute about pensions. Both have reasonable positions. The employers say that the cost … Continue reading

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Terry Pullinger on progress towards a Royal Mail CDC scheme

  This video talks of the intent of the CWU to reach an agreement with Royal Mail.   “I believe we are on the verge of something very very special”

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A pension settlement needs general agreement.

I spent most of this cold dark weekend putting together a submission to the FCA on what we know is happening to millions of pounds of money that has been disinvested from the British Steel Pension Scheme and reinvested through … Continue reading

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Taxpayer subsidy for public service pensions to double over 6 years

This is an article from Michael Johnson. I agree with the numbers but I’m not so sure about the sentiment that lies behind it. As a nation we can afford anything if we chose to prioritise the spending and we … Continue reading

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Why we mustn’t let the Royal Mail “pension solution” become a precedent

In Pension Age’s May edition, Paddy Briggs argued that the member’s best interests were not being served by the Government’s “sequestration” of the assets of the Royal Mail’s pension fund. Roger Turner produced a cogent riposte in your July/August issue … Continue reading

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