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Opinion: Why today’s strike action is wrong

Today in England and Wales, tens of thousands of public sector workers, many of them teachers, are expected to strike. Currently public sector workers largely enjoy more generous pensions than their equivalents in the private sector and the Coalition Government has acknowledged the growing difference in approach between the private and public sectors. The private sector long ago realised the rising cost and substantial risk involved in offering final salary schemes, based on years of service and end of career earnings, made them unsustainable.

The Coalition Government has a responsibility to ensure that pensions in the civil service are both fair …

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  • User AvatarDavid-1 3rd Jul - 6:06pm
    Some of the comments above seem to emanate from a fantasy land in which there are "devolved matters" related to England. England does not have...
  • User AvatarDavid-1 3rd Jul - 6:02pm
    How can there be special rules for votes on "English laws," a category of law which does not even exist? If there is an interest...
  • User AvatarPeter Galton 3rd Jul - 5:45pm
    There are so many reason why are vote fell back. If we look at results from the past both in Britain and else where we...
  • User AvatarDavid 3rd Jul - 5:35pm
    Well done. You know, I don't think the public are so anti line dem and I don't think recovery should take 20 years, I think...
  • User AvatarAndrew Lye 3rd Jul - 5:24pm
    Please don't criticise over the spelling of the word councillor. I have a hell of a time on my tablet and smartphone with predictive text....
  • User AvatarDavid 3rd Jul - 5:21pm
    @george the voters in England were asked if the wanted a regional assembly and rejected it. So we have what we have, now please explain...
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