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Public sector workers 'prefer pay cut to pension loss'

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Absolutely right, Mike. I do not want, nor can I afford a pay freeze. To be honest, I think the NHS pension scheme must be on the verge of going bust, there’s obviously a huge ‘black hole’ or something. I’ve been expecting to read about it in the papers for the last ten years or so. I think unless you’re lucky enough to be able to retire in the next five years or so you’ve got no chance of seeing your money again or getting anywhere near a decent pension that you can actually live on. The whole purpose of articles like this is to try and get us in the mindset of thinking: if I take the hit now, my pension will be safe. I’ve got news for you, your pension isn’t safe. The reality is the vast majority of us wont be working for the NHS as we know it. We’ll all have been sold off to private companies - like what has happened to my colleagues and me - and your pension pot will be sat idle until you reach age 65 or more likely 85!!! We need to say NO to pay and increment freezes, NO to increased pension contributions and we need to be kicking off about the money wasted on failed IT projects, payouts to consulting firms etc! Our unions need to start actually working for their subs and put our views across to the government.

Posted date

5 August, 2011

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10:41 am

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