Yesterday lunchtime (Tuesday) I was a last minute speaker at a fringe on pensions organised by Unions21. The other speakers were Malcolm Wicks MP, Former Pensions Minister; Mary Bousted - General Secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers; David Pitt-Watson, Hermes (Speaking on Workforce Private Sector Pensions); Neal Lawson - Chair, Compass.
"People need an income after their working lives are over so that retirement can be comfortable and dignified. This fringe event asks how the cost should be shared between government, employer and employee".
Watching yourself on video is always pretty horrible. Do I really, really sound and look like that? For some reason I called "Defined Contribution" schemes "Direct Contributions". Hopefully in this case the message is more important then the delivery. There should be another video clip on my response to a remark Malcolm made about the forthcoming public sector strike ballot which I will try and see if it can be published.