Tag Archives: Strike action

The magnitude of the challenge facing University staff – Mike Otsuka

Normally, an employers closing a DB plan for future accrual wouldn’t be that controversial, but our universities aren’t normal employers and these are not normal times, Mike Otsuka gives the background to the impending dispute between the Universities, its staff … Continue reading

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“We grow old, we grow old” – a budget day blog

It’s budget day. I was asked to be a commentator on a budget briefing this afternoon but I’m not good on economics – more interested in nuts and bolts. All the same, it’s useful sometimes to stick your head up and … Continue reading

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Financial Education – why we do it- why we love it!

We’re simple folk at First Actuarial .we build our strategies around things we like to do, things we are good at and things that need to be done. We like helping people “get” pensions. It gives us a buzz when … Continue reading

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Doctors are pension millionaires – so why are they striking?

My Dad’s a doctor and in retirement – he has a great pension  and who can begrudge him it? He retired 25 years ago as a senior partner – on about one third of the final salary he’s be on today. Like him, I … Continue reading

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In place of strife – some light in the tunnel?

Clearly things have not gone well in the summer long negotiations between public sector unions and those involved in the management of the large unfunded pensions (for firemen, teachers , police and civil servants). The battle lines appear to have been drawn for … Continue reading

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A declaration of belligerence

Today (3oth June) is strike day. It is a general strike by a proportion of society that has seen total personal reward for its labours massively increase over the past fifteen years. The people who will be suffering are members of the … Continue reading

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Public sector strikes – the indeluctable modality

“the ineluctable modality of existence- it gets us every time”.
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