UCAC members to take industrial action next month over government’s “immoral” raiding of pension pots


Members of Welsh teaching union UCAC are to take strike action next month to protest over pensions.

General Secretary Elaine Edwards said: “The fact that members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a strike shows that they are united in their opinion that the Westminster government’s attack on public sector pensions is entirely uncalled-for and wholly unfair.

“We know that the Teachers’ Pension Scheme is sustainable. Despite the government’s rhetoric, sustainability is not what’s driving these changes; they are raiding people’s pension pots as a direct result of the banking crisis. It’s immoral to destroy a system that’s working effectively and giving people security in their old age – just for the sake of political expediency.”

The strike will take place on Wednesday, October 5th

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