2 December 2010: UNISON is urging members
to fight the Government's plan to revalue state benefits
and public sector pensions by CPI rather than RPI (CPI
generally being 0.7% per annum less) by printing off
and sending to your MP a template letter http://www.unison.org.uk/pensions/pages_view.asp?did=12156
In the June 2010 Budget the Chancellor announced that
the Government will “switch to a system where we up-rate
public service pensions in line with consumer prices
rather than retail prices”.
It would therefore seem that the Government’s intention
is for public sector pensions in payment to increase
in line with CPI increases instead of RPI from April
2011 based on the September 2010 figure.
This means pensions cuts for all public sector pensions
Deferred pensions will also increase in line with CPI
increases rather than RPI increases.
Clearly UNISON does not welcome this development as
CPI increases historically average around 0.8% less
than RPI increases and hence we will look to take every
opportunity to try to reverse this.
In the context though of a Public Sector Pensions Commission,
chaired by John Hutton, having been established to review
public sector pension liabilities we are clearly facing
a very big challenge simply to keep public sector pensions
in a state close to their current form and are hence
campaigning vigorously to protect good quality public
sector pension schemes.
TELL THE POLITICIANS WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ATTEMPT
TO ROB US.
EMAIL YOUR MP TODAY
MODEL LETTER http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/Template%20MP%20support%20letter%20
EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR MPS http://www.theyworkforyou.com/