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8 February 2017

AWE pension strikers vow to fight on

Thousands of workers at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) were stripped of their defined benefit pension scheme on 1 February by AWE bosses Lockheed Martin, Jacobs and Serco.

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24 April 2013

Them & Us

Homes for all: For all those 70,000-plus people affected by the bedroom tax in London, who the Con-Dems suggest might move into the private sector, look no further than a lovely new property just come on to the market

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31 October 2012

Them & Us

Work-for-your-pension: Lord Bichard tells us we should be 'encouraging' retired people to do community work or risk losing part of their pension...

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On the 30 November strike in Newcastle, photo Elaine Brunskill

On the 30 November strike in Newcastle, photo Elaine Brunskill

25 April 2012

We're striking back on 10 May

Pension cuts, job cuts, service cuts: The PCS executive committee has called national strike action on 10 May (M10) as part of a united campaign with other unions, writes John McInally, National vice-president, Public and Commercial Services union (PCS), personal capacity.

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7 December 2011

All in it together

The day after N30, BBC's Question Time confirmed the need for a new mass party of the working class, writes Tony Mulhearn.

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4 December 2011

Labour MP condones pension cuts on Question Time

The following letter "With friends like these" has been sent to the media by member of the Socialist Party and 'Liverpool 47' Tony Mulhearn

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23 November 2011

Workplace In brief

Pension mythbuster: Teachers' union NUT has revealed that 46.4 billion more has been paid into the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) since its foundation in 1923, than has been paid out

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12 October 2011

Portrait of a pension pilferer

Maggie Thatcher was Maggie the Milk Snatcher - a byword for Tory penny-pinching cruelty. Francis Maude will go down in history as Maude the Pension Pilferer - if we let him get away with it, writes Derek McMillan.

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UCU strikers defend pension rights, photo by Iain Dalton

UCU strikers defend pension rights, photo by Iain Dalton

29 June 2011

Con-Dems' pension attack demands coordinated and determined response

Editorial: As the Socialist goes to press 750,000 public sector workers are gearing up for coordinated strike action on 30 June...

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12 January 2010

The real cost this winter

THE BIG freeze has shown the dangers faced by many old people in this unequal society. Every year, official statistics show what they call 'excess' deaths between December and March, but this winter's...

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28 January 2009

Fast News

Final salary: IN AN economic recession, making workers pay for the crisis is the capitalists' guiding principle. The latest example of this 'philosophy' is the expected decision by 25 of 100 major UK private sector...

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8 October 2008

University workers fight pension attacks

University of Sussex management should have known better than to attack the pensions of some of the lowest paid workers on campus, writes Peter Knight.

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20 February 2008

Rail pension dispute

178 train drivers working for London Midland and based at Bletchley are to strike on 28 and 29 February in a dispute about pension payments... By Aslef member

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19 April 2007

Bosses' Pension

LORD BROWNE, retiring chief executive of Britain's biggest oil company BP, has faced complaints from shareholders over his remuneration package...

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4 April 2007

Brown's pension robbery

THE TIMES has revealed that one of Gordon Brown's first acts as chancellor in 1997 was to give big business the green light to cut workers' occupational pension schemes....

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29 June 2006

Hands off civil servants' pension rights

Public services not private profit campaign lobby of parliament - photo Paul Mattsson
HEADLINES SUCH as "No. 10 orders shock U-turn on pensions," (Sunday Times, 25 June) infuriated trade unionists in the civil service...

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6 April 2006

"The most solid strike ever"

Scotland: one million-strong strike for pension rights

Scotland: one million-strong strike for pension rights

Scotland: THE MAGNIFICENT one million-strong strike for pension rights took place as we were going to press last week. The strike, of members of the Local Government Pension Scheme, showed how workers are prepared to fight for their hard-won...

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30 March 2006

Britain - Over one million strike for pension rights...

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IN SWANSEA and West Wales, many schools and offices were locked up and pickets were on almost every street corner. Jeff Baker, UNISON regional organiser, responsible for council workers in Swansea, said that he was: "Very pleased with the response today which was absolutely solid. The mood is as strong as its been for many years."

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9 February 2006

Strike for pension rights

UNISON's ballot of its one million members is due to start on 20 February. UNISON will be joined by 11 other unions in defence of the local government pension scheme. The ballot will finish on 10 March, with the first strike...

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28 July 2005

Unions prepare for new pension attacks

THE THREAT of united strike action before the general election forced the Labour government to back down temporarily on its plans to cut public-sector workers' pension rights - particularly the planned...

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