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  • McDonnell: Labour will stand up for Britain’s pensioners


    by Lamiat Sabin

    LABOUR will protect state pension increases and ensure justice for women hit by higher retirement ages, shadow chancellor John McDonnell pledged yesterday.

    Mr McDonnell promised to maintain the “triple lock” — where the state pension goes up by...

    Thursday 13th Apr 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Pensions report ‘wrong answers to right question’


    PENSIONERS attacked a report yesterday that recommends an increased state pension age and scrapping of the triple lock for “asking the right questions but coming up with the wrong answers.”

    Former CBI director general John Cridland, who had been appointed by the government...

    Friday 24th Mar 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Women ‘shouldn’t pay for Tory mistakes’


    WOMEN should not be forced to pay for the government’s “bad housekeeping,” pensions campaigners said yesterday.

    Thousands of women will be worse off thanks to the government’s rushed changes to the state pension age, the Women Against State Pension Inequality...

    Friday 10th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Nuclear weapons makers take pensions fight to MPs


    WORKERS from Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories are to march on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today in protest against plans to slash their pensions.

    The protest will coincide with their 600 colleagues’ 24-hour strike at the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE)...

    Tuesday 21st Feb 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Steelworkers back pension changes to safeguard jobs


    STEELWORKERS overwhelmingly voted for changes to their pension scheme yesterday following promises of new investment in the industry.

    Following a 3-1 endorsement by the Unite, GMB and Community unions, Tata Steel bosses will now close the British Steel Pension Scheme to future accrual...

    Thursday 16th Feb 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Atomic weapons workers to strike for their pensions


    WORKERS at two nuclear sites who maintain the Trident missile are set to walk out on strike later this month in a long-running dispute over changes to their pension scheme.

    Their union Unite has warned that if bosses refuse to get round the table to negotiate, the strikes will cause...

    Saturday 11th Feb 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

  • Nuke factory workers strike for pensions


    WORKERS at Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories will stage two 48-hour strikes this month in defence of their pensions, the Unite union said yesterday.

    A total of 600 staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire will...

    Friday 13th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Using divide and rule to condone pension cuts


    Representatives of the 1% need to stop trying to reduce the demographic challenges facing British society to a question of young versus old, writes PAUL DONOVAN

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Firefighters go to court over ageist pension scheme


    FIREFIGHTERS took the government to court yesterday over a new pension scheme that discriminates against younger crew members.

    Fire service employers in England and Wales are defending the scheme, under which the affected workers will have to save more than 85 per cent of their wages...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories ‘acting like Philip Green’ in raid on pensions


    UNIONS are considering strike action over a £660 million “Treasury-led raid” on the pensions of over 16,000 nuclear industry workers.

    GMB, Unite, Prospect and Aslef announced yesterday that their representatives will meet next Monday to discuss a response to plans to...

    Friday 6th Jan 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain


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