This morning there was a two hour Pension Summit with 250 senior lay reps present were it was clear that an overwhelming majority of branches, up and down the country, wanted negotiations to continue. While reserving the right to call further action if these talks break down. Their was near unanimous agreement that there had been a significant improvement in the offer over pensions and that we had a duty to talk not walk.
Next there were separate detailed briefings on the Local Government and NHS pension schemes after which the different Service Group Executive's (SGE) met and debated on what to do next. I am really pleased that all the SGE's voted to talk further.