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

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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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