Industrial action threat over pension changes
Saturday 22nd December 2012, 10:00AM GMT.
INDUSTRIAL action has been threatened by a large number of public sector workers if the States pushes through current pension reforms.
Unite union regional representative Bob Lanning said his phone had been ‘ringing off the hook’ since a joint working group on public sector pensions announced its recommended changes to the controversial final salary scheme.
And he sent out a clear warning that his 1,000 members were ‘absolutely adamant that they are not accepting’ the deal.
‘The feedback I’m getting from my members is they are incensed by it,’ Mr Lanning, pictured, said. ‘If it was forced on us, if the States ratify this, don’t come around the table and give us no option – bearing in mind this is a compulsory scheme – then my expectation would be a period of unrest.’