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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 AvatarTCO 26th May - 3:10pm
    Is he from the House of Orange (Book)?
  • User AvatarRoland 26th May - 2:51pm
    Michael "I think that the first uses are likely to be public transport/taxi like applications – a taxi but without the expense of drivers." Well...
  • User AvatarThe Professor 26th May - 2:42pm
    As a software developer I am fully aware that the leading edge technology soon becomes the bleeding edge technology. So let Google explore all the...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 26th May - 2:26pm
    Squabbles between public schoolboy toffs - and shouts of "fight, fight" from small fry who hold their coats are of little relevance in the real...
  • User AvatarDavid Faggiani 26th May - 2:10pm
    I like the approach this article takes, one of identifying a goal (Basic Income) and then setting out policy steps to get closer to it....
  • User AvatarRoland 26th May - 2:10pm
    @Tobi - sorry, my point was the existing measures and incentives and supportive government words, seem to be sufficient to encourage technology R&D investment into...