Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vote Yes in Strike Ballot to Protect Public Service Pensions

"UNISON is urging members to vote - and vote YES - in the ballot for industrial action to protect public sector pensions. This ballot closes on Thursday 3 November: Your last chance to vote for action to defend your pension is fast approaching.

We need a big Yes vote and a high turnout to send a clear and united message to ministers that "enough is enough" and to help persuade them to withdraw their current unfair and unjustified attacks on pensions.

If you have not received your ballot paper, or you need a replacement, phone the ballot hotline on 0845 355 0845 to request a ballot paper. You need to do this before noon on 31 October. (Please note the contact centre can only deal with enquiries from members directly).

UNISON is balloting for strike action initially to start on 30 November.

We are also working with other trade unions and community groups to organise local and national protests in support of public sector pensions.

The ballot opened on 11 October and closes on 3 November.

Help us to spread the word so that your colleagues in UNISON vote Yes in the ballot. Please vote Yes."
Do you know the real pension facts?
1. If closed today the LGPS could still pay all its liabilities for 20 years
2. The Treasury gets £2bn more in NHS pension contributions than it pays out in benefits pa
3. The average Local Government pension is £4,000 pa - hardly gold plated!
4. The average NHS pension is £7,000 per annum - again hardly gold plated!
5. Half of NHS women pensioners receive less than £3,500 per annum
6. The bosses of Britain's largest companies have an average pension 29 times bigger than the average public sector pension
Keep up to date with our "Protect our pensions" campaign -
UNISON Housing Associations Branch, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA
T: 020 7697 4030     F: 020 7697 4256      E:info@unisonhablondon.org     
How upto date is your membership information, have we got your email address?
You can now update UNISON membership details on line:
To register you will need your membership number - call UNISONdirect 0845 355 0845

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