Pension costs – are they transparent enough?

MPs are looking into pension fund costs and charges, and UNISON is asking members to fill in a survey on their pensions. This will help provide information to be included in the union’s submission to the to the Commons work and pensions select committee, which is carrying out the inquiry. The union has also produced […]

Pension consultation underway at the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is currently consulting with UNISON and Unite on its intention to close the local pension scheme for staff at grades 1 through 3 (the scheme is known as PASNAS). UNISON Regional Organiser Mike Wilson said: “The University argues that the PASNAS pension scheme is too expensive to maintain, and wishes to […]

Raising the State Pension Age

The government announced on 19 July that they are planning to increase the State Pension Age from 67 to 68 for people between the ages of 39 and 46. This is likely to have a direct negative impact on the Local Government Pension Scheme and all other public service schemes. Members in this age group, […]

UNISON SE at the National Pensioners Convention Parliament

Sue Pitter, a member of South East Retired Members Committee, attended the NPC Pensioners’ Parliament last month in Blackpool. The Pensioners Parliament this year took a different format, having been scheduled during the hastily called General Election, which perhaps deterred interested parties not booking when the election was in full swing. The Parliament still sold […]

Women pension losers to lobby MPs on International Women’s Day, says UNISON

Women born in the 1950s who lost out on their state pension when the government made retirement age 65 for both men and women are lobbying MPs later today (Wednesday). The changes introduced in 1995 have affected approximately 2.6m women now in their late 50s and early to mid 60s, who’ve had barely any notice […]