Tag Archives: Trade union

Building an online community on LinkedIn

I’ve been thinking about a specific business problem set by a large client. The problem is this; they have a mature pension scheme which they have properly funded for many years. They are keen that staff better understand its benefits … Continue reading

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“A fair and lasting settlement”; public sector pensions

Paul Johnson and the Institute of Fiscal Studies have done the numbers and, to nobody’s surprise, have concluded that the long-term cost of  public sector pensions in terms of “pensions out” will be about the same under the new regime … Continue reading

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Pension power! Is your employer doing enough?

Most people who read articles about pensions earn their living from pensions – managing the benefits or the investments, setting the things up or closing the things down. Most of the people who benefit from pensions do not (sadly) read … Continue reading

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Play Pen on Public Sector Pensions

Following robust debate over pie ale and an October Pimms, the 16 members of the Pension PlayPen split 8/8 on the motion  “the pensions paid to the public sector are unfair”. However there was a healthy majority of 13 to 3 that … 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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When we make company pensions compulsory..

My point is that the pensions industry has a once off opportunity to get it right, this is our London Olympics and while we need to have our heads down making sure the infrastructure to make this work is in place, we should take a little time out to celebrate the fact that this “new day” is but a year away (M &S will be auto-enroling this time next year).

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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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Unavoidable, necessary and futile – the fight for public sector pensions

Because the unions only speak for those they define as their own – they do not speak for me – nor I for them. Continue reading

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