Category Archives: Pensions

Women lose state pension age appeal against government......

Two women affected by the state pension age being changed from 60 to 66 for women have lost their appeal against a High Court ruling.

Campaigners claim women born in the 1950s have been treated unfairly by rapid changes to their pension age, due to reach 66 later this year.  Click here to read more.

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UNISON extends solidarity to women in pensions appeal hearing......

Court of Appeal will decide on lost pensions for women born in the 1950s.  Click here to read more.

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Date set for appeal hearing on women’s pensions......

The Court of Appeal hearing for women affected by the increase in the state pension age has been set for 21 July.  

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This must not be beginning of the end for pensioners’ right to their Freedom Pass......

TRANSPORT chiefs have been warned the suspension of free travel for elderly passengers in rush hour must not become a permanent measure.

Thousands of Freedom Pass passengers were told this week that the dispensation was being scrapped as the government announced a bailout deal for Transport for London (TfL). The move followed a 90 per cent drop in revenue on the buses and trains during the coronavirus crisis and direct advice not to use the network unless journeys are essential.

Measures attached to the £1.6billion deal, however, have included an end to fare freezes and increased congestion charges. And in a bid to also reduce overcrowding, there is also a suspension to free travel for children and, in peak times, for pensioners.  Click here to read more.

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Defend local government pensions......

Hear about the fresh attack on local government pensions?  Click here to read more.

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Conference agrees to fight changes to the LGPS......

Delegates denounce the cynical attack on public service workers’ pensions and warn that other sectors are at risk.  Click here to read more.

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Number of over-70s still in work more than doubles in a decade......

Despite benefits of working into retirement, campaigners say figures point to pensioner poverty in UK.  Click here to read more.

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Council still investing tens of millions in fossil fuels despite divest pledge......

Waltham Forest Council still has tens of millions of pounds invested in fossil fuel companies – including BP and Shell – two-and-a-half years after pledging to divest its pension fund.  Click here to read more.

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Saving the planet – and your pension......

UNISON research shows that LGPS disinvestment from fossil fuels is still slow.  Click here to read more.

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Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) National Seminar......

11 December 2018 10:30am–4:30pm at UNISON Centre – 130 Euston Road, London. 

The union is holding our annual seminar for all LGPS Board members, branches officers, activists and members on the governance and economics of the LGPS. There are major reforms being implemented England, Wales and Scotland and these will be discussed across the day.  Click here to read more and register.

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