UCAC joins majority of teaching and university unions across UK which have rejected Coalition government’s pension cuts

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The National Executive of the UCAC (Welsh teachers and lecturers union) has unanimously rejected the Government’s latest offer on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, at a meeting in Aberystwyth.

The union wants to negotiate further with the Government, and says it will step up its campaign alongside other unions to press for improvements to the offer.

The option of taking further strike action remains open.

Elaine Edwards, UCAC  general secretary said We consulted with members before coming to a decision, and the message has come back loud and clear: the Government’s offer is totally unacceptable and teachers and lecturers are prepared to take further action to secure a fairer deal.”

Other education unions, NUT and UCU as well as the PCS are actively discussing arrangements for a second coordinated strike on pensions on 28th March.

Senior UCAC officials are now expected to join those talks – they have a mandate to call further strike action if necessary.


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