Protect our pensions

Members in the the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)  voted over the summer of 2012 to accept negotiated changes to the schemes.

The changes followed long negotiations after the successful strike on 30 November 2011.

In the LGPS- covering workers in five UNISON service groups – members voted 90.2% in favour of accepting the proposed changes.

The union led the negotiations, which resulted in proposals to maintain the current contribution levels for 90% of LGPS members, introduce a 50/50 ‘low cost’ scheme for the low paid, and move from a final salary to a career average scheme.

You can find lots of useful information on pension on UNISON’s national website.