Thursday, March 22, 2012
UNISON to ballot on NHS Pensions package
The UNISON Health Service Group Executive (SGE) agreed yesterday afternoon by an overwhelming majority to consult members by secret ballot on the final package. This will be on the basis that the proposed agreement is the best that can be achieved by negotiations. I am a member of the Community SGE (we also have members in the NHS). We met as well and agreed this position. Both SGE's are made up of elected Unison lay representatives.
I think the ballot will go ahead next month. Hopefully a decision will be made on the Local Government Pension Scheme sometime in the near future.