Jobs and Pensions

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Wed, 20/11/2013 - 19:37,

We know that the bosses are trying to take away both our jobs and our pensions in the Government's austerity drive.

Our pensions are already under attack with new employees of LU and some of those transferred over from Tube Lines denied the right to join the TfL pension scheme. This will inevitably affect all of us, in or out of the scheme. Those outside will have to pay an exorbitant percentage of their salary to obtain decent benefits. Those inside will see the scheme weakened by the declining number of contributors of working age. If jobs are cut the workers of tomorrow will be denied both a job and a pension. Those of us in a job owe it to the younger generation (as well as the passengers) to preserve staffing levels for years to come!

Just as the young show solidarity with the old through their retirement years, so the old must show solidarity with the young by protecting jobs!

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