My own personal blog. Newham Council Cabinet member for Housing Services & Councillor for West Ham ward, UNISON Branch secretary, Regional Council Officer & NEC member, Pension & Charity Trustee, Centre left and proud member of Labour movement family.
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Protect your LGPS pension – sign the petition
UNISON pensions team
pension – sign the petition!
people like you have already signed the LGPS parliamentary petition.
Please take 30 seconds to add your
signature to theirs.
The government has
announced plans to force individual Local Government Pension
Scheme funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This is
instead of direct government funding of important projects – even if
it doesn’t give the best return for LGPS members’ pensions.
UNISON is not
against LGPS funds investing in infrastructure, but we believe that
investment decisions should be made by the fund managers and their
members, not government ministers.
Such a significant
change to your pension funds should be debated in parliament.
Our records show
you are a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), so you
might be interested to know that if we get 100,000
signatures by September we will have the opportunity for a debate in
the House of Commons.
million people like you rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme to
pay their pension.
This is why UNISON
has launched the petition calling for a parliamentary debate and is
asking you, as a scheme member, to add your name today.