London teachers to go on strike over pensions

10:37 17 March 2012

Teachers in London are staging a one-day strike on March 28 as the next step in their row with the government over changes to pensions.

Announcing the action, National Union of Teachers (NUT) general secretary Christine Blower said: “The government is well aware that teachers do not accept the changes that they propose to make to our pensions.

“The vast majority of teaching unions have not signed up to the latest pension proposals which still mean that teachers will have to pay much more, work much longer and get much less in retirement.

“The NUT believes it is essential that the teaching profession stands united on this issue. Working and taking action together in June and November 2011 brought some concessions from government, but they do not go far enough.

“We have no evidence whatsoever that teachers’ pensions are unaffordable.”

London-based members of the University and College Union (UCU) who are part of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme will also take part in the walkout on March 28.

The government has been embroiled in an ongoing dispute with unions over the future of public sector pensions.

While some have now agreed to accept a deal, other unions have rejected the government’s offer, maintaining that it will leave then working longer, paying in more and receiving less when they retire.

Ministers argue changes are needed to make pensions sustainable for the future.

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