Strike threat if pensions deal is forced
Friday 27th September 2013, 8:48AM BST.
A MASS strike will take place if the States approves pension reforms without the agreement of staff, workers warned yesterday evening.
About 500 States employees attended a meeting to hear details of proposals to move them away from their current final salary scheme.
Allister Langlois, lead negotiator for the Policy Council, outlined the States’ final offer.
He gave details of concessions employer representatives of the Pensions Consultative Committee had made to the initial proposals released last December. And he warned that he was taking the reforms to the States for debate in January – even if staff rejected the deal.
The deputy’s attempts to justify the need to move away from the controversial final salary scheme appeared to fall on deaf ears.
John Naftel, a Unite union representative within the health service, said he would take industrial action if needed.