Pensions protests

Local government unions are planning a day of protest across the
country on 18 February over government plans to raise the
retirement age for public sector workers from 60 to 65 and make
changes to their pension schemes.

Meanwhile, local government Unison is holding a consultative
ballot on industrial action over plans to change staff pension

National officer Owen Davies warned that unless the government
revised its plans, which include raising the minimum age for early
retirement from 50 to 55, staff would take action.

He said the proposals had caused “a mood of real resentment” and
the government needed to act to prevent strikes.

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