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  • Unison conference 2017: Government’s own-goal

    THE government was yesterday accused of “moving the goalposts” for 2.5 million women by rushing through changes to the state pension age.

    Legislation introduced by the Tories in 1995 saw plans to increase the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 in line with that of...

    Wednesday 21st Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • BMW car workers vote to throw out bad pensions deal

    by Peter Lazenby

    MAKERS of Rolls-Royce and Mini cars threw out plans to worsen their pensions yesterday.

    The British workers rejected plans by Germany-based BMW, which owns the iconic brands, to replace their final-salary pension scheme with a defined contributions scheme in a...

    Tuesday 13th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unfastening the triple lock on poverty

    When you do the maths, you see that the state pension is neither too generous nor financially unaffordable, writes JAN SHORTT

    Monday 8th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Triple-lock pensions system at risk if Tories are re-elected

    THERESA MAY refused yesterday to guarantee the retention of the triple-lock pensions system if the Tories are reelected on June 8.

    The Prime Minister suggested that she could modify triple lock, under which the value of the state pension increases in line with wages, inflation or by...

    Monday 1st May 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • 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