Thursday, December 02, 2010

Lobby your MP - don't cut our pensions!

I'm always pleased to see fellow UNISON NEC members blogging - particularly when its our Chair of Policy reporting on some positive action to defend our pensions (http://unisonactive.blogspot.com/2010/12/lobby-your-mp-to-fight-cpi-switch.html).



UNISON is asking our members to lobby MPs to support reversing the Government's decision - announced by the Chancellor in June - to uprate pensions (and benefits and tax credits) in line with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI) from next April.



Here is the link to the UNISON site with a model letter for MPs (http://www.unison.org.uk/pensions/pages_view.asp?did=12156).



And here is the link to the Early Day Motion (EDM 1032) so you can see if your MP has signed up yet (http://edmi.parliament.uk/EDMi/EDMDetails.aspx?EDMID=42021&SESSION=905).



I'm pleased to see that we are finally taking this action. As I was saying on Monday (http://jonrogers1963.blogspot.com/2010/11/pensions-time-for-leadership.html) the question of the national attack upon all our pensions calls for forthright national leadership.



This is a start.

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