Email Sajid Javid to end pensions robbery

 

Paying too much for your civil service pension? Send our campaign email to chancellor Sajid Javid to call on him to act to give tens of thousands of civil servants the pensions reductions they are owed.

Use our e-action to support the PCS demand to call for these dedicated public sector workers to receive their rightful benefits.

Changes made by the government to civil service pensions in 2015 meant that everyone had to work longer to get their pension, pay more and then get less on retirement.

At the time the government promised that in 4 years it would do a pension valuation and if members had overpaid, they would get that money back. On top of this was a public commitment that the remodelled schemes would remain for at least 25 years. The valuation done last year showed that members have massively overpaid. The outcome of the 2018 valuations mean that millions of scheme members are entitled to either scheme improvements for which in reality they have already paid or to be compensated by a reduction in their scheme contribution.

In a meeting with the Cabinet Office last month, PCS made it clear that the money due to PCS members from the pension valuation – a minimum of 2% every month – should be paid immediately. Their decision to suspend the valuation is unacceptable when members have been overpaying by at least 2% every month.

The brilliant successful case brought by the Fire Brigades Union against the government, that proved that the changes, the so-called Transitional Protection arrangements, brought in to their pensions were discriminatory on the grounds of age, mean that the government must look again at every public sector pension scheme.

PCS has demanded from the Cabinet Office that all future pension changes will be negotiated with PCS, and they have agreed.

Use our e-action to urge the chancellor to intervene, lift the valuation suspension, and ensure meaningful negotiations with public sector unions on restoring pensions due.

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