Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dave Prentis: Not one single penny of increase will go into pensions

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis told the BBC's Good Morning Scotland radio programme today that members are striking tomorrow as "a final resort".

He explained why members are so angry and stressed that "not a single penny" of the 50% increase in members' contributions will go into the pension fund.

He said: "Every single penny will go back to the Treasury in London to pay off the deficit caused by the failure of the banking system."

Dave added: "It is not just a contribution increase. It's telling them they have to work longer, to 66, 67, and then when they do get a pension it will be far worse."

To hear the full interview on BBC iPlayer click here and go to 1hr 33mins 30 sec.

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