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For the ripped-off steelworkers – today’s about doing it together!


This morning, around 15 Port Talbot steelworkers will make their way from Paddington to Westminster to meet MPs – keen to help them in their pension plight. They will be greeted at the Cromwell Gate by a lot of media … Continue reading

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Unions are unlocking the door to proper pensions


Today I’ll be a delegate and tonight I’ll be chairing a meeting at the TUC conference.  It’s actually a fringe meeting which means anyone can come along – you don’t have to be a delegate. Below are the details if you … Continue reading

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The public debate on USS is elevated by King and Kay.


Exclamation: Master @JohnRalfe1! Mervyn King has now joined UCU and is spouting what you call “#USS #smokescreen and pure #UCU #bollocks“! Calling Bazooka @mikeotsuka and Plowman @henryhtapper https://t.co/OFuewk3ER7 — John Ralfebot (@Ralfebot) September 6, 2018 One of the joys of … Continue reading

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Trade Unions; a necessary agent of change in our pension system


  Turn to your weekend FT , you happy capitalists, and you will find two stories relating to monopoly of the big four accountants. The first is a comment piece by John Plender where he looks at why Government has … Continue reading

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University pensions! – Stay collective! Stay open!


Another good day for pensions! Yesterday was a good day for the collective pension scheme in Britain. I had breakfast at Cicero’s offices in the Old Bailey (not the courts). I was able to hear our Pensions Regulator talk openly about … Continue reading

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A finger of fudge is not enough!


    The fudge that is “guidance” is top of the list of Ros Altmann’s priorities. She’s even written a letter to the Pensions Minister. Lord McKenzie (Labour) and Lord Sharkey (LibDem) and I have written joint letter to Pensions … 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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No shortage of “pension engagement” at Royal Mail.


Pension people want positive engagement, but when they get it, they ignore it or deride it. On Friday, the CWU announced that an agreement had been reached between CWU and Royal Mail which will now be put to the membership. … 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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