Members in Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme will decide whether to accept proposals


UNISON is today balloting its 1,000 members in the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (PCSPS) over the government’s proposals for a new pension scheme.

Those balloted include a broad range of scheme members including Ofsted inspectors, police ombudsmen in Northern Ireland, Welsh Government workers representing children in court and in regeneration and sustainability, Innovation officers in education in Scotland as well as meat hygiene inspectors across the UK.

Members will be asked if they want to accept or reject the proposed pension proposals that UNISON believes are the best that can be achieved through negotiations.

 UNISON national officer Simon Watson said: “We have made progress on the pension proposals since the strike action on 30 November. An important breakthrough is the extension of the ‘fair deal’ into the PCSPS which protects the pension of members who are TUPE transferred out of their jobs through privatisation and outsourcing.

“However, we have always said that it is down to our members to make the final decision as to whether to accept or reject the proposals. UNISON is working hard to ensure that all scheme members have the information they need to make an informed choice. We will be saying to members that the pension offer is the best that can be achieved through negotiations.”

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