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Teaching unions unite to strike over pension cuts

Despite the lack of public support, striking has become the protest of choice when it comes to cuts to the public sector, including public sector pensions. Schools could be facing yet more disruption in September 2012 as The National Union … Continue reading

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Mr Gove’s wish: deregulation

Michael Gove yesterday submitted a 71 page proposal to the Teachers’ Pay Review Body in which he states that he wants to introduce radical pay reform to teachers’ pay by scrapping national salary scales. This would enable head teachers and governors to negotiate and set teachers’ salaries within … Continue reading

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Local Government Pension Scheme: New draft legislation proposes mandatory bond requirement for admission agreements

In December 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation letter to all administering authorities in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) inviting comments on the draft provisions of its proposed new legislation: the Local Government … Continue reading

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Government announces final proposals for public sector pensions reform

9 March 2012 saw the Government announce the final proposals for reform of the PCSPS, NHSPS, and Teachers Pension Schemes, to come into effect from April 2015. Continuing on separately are the LGPS negotiations, which have a different timeframe for … Continue reading

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Employment Law – Legislative look-ahead for 2012

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2012. This Bulletin provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including unfair dismissal, pensions, gender diversity on boards, Employment … Continue reading

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30 November Strikes – Will you be affected?

A number of our clients have recently received notices of strike action on 30 November 2011 from UNISON in relation to proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme. It appears however from the papers we have seen that UNISON’s … Continue reading

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A Day of Strikes

Today we could see the biggest strike by public sector workers in 100 years.   Trade union leaders failed to strike a deal with the Government over public sector pensions.  The disruption will lead to an estimated 750,000 public sector workers striking with thousands of schools, … Continue reading

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