Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LGPS - no news is still no news

Still all is quiet over at the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) website (http://www.lgps.org.uk/lge/core/page.do?pageId=15431012) - nor is there news to report on our own UNISON website, where eager collectors of LGPS PoP Bulletins gather waiting for number twenty.

Fourteen long weeks after the employers and trade union side negotiators submitted proposals for consideration by civil servants, still we have no news to share with those who are merely members of the pension scheme.

We would be wrong to think that Eric Pickles is neglecting his duties though - engaged as he is in pressing Parliamentary business (http://www.communities.gov.uk/speeches/newsroom/appgbeerawards2012).

How long will we allow ourselves to be treated like this? With the publication yesterday of the draft statutory guidance on the community right to challenge (http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/localgovernment/righttochallengestatguidance) the Government have declared war on local government workers - and we should be fighting back.

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