Under 55 on 1st April 2011? You get to work longer
July 21, 2010
The contractual pensionable age at the University of Leeds is currently 60.
Under the proposed new deal, you get to work longer and retire poorer.
- Only employers so far have been consulted, not employees. Your union thinks you should be consulted over your future.
- In a ballot of members in May this year, 96% of voting UCU members voted to reject the employers’ proposed changes, with a similar number backing UCU’s alternative proposals to share costs between employers and staff.
- £627,000 of taxpayers’ money was used to support the employers in preparing and pushing their proposals.
- Some could get up to £127,000 less in pre-tax pension income under the new proposals