UNISON, with other national unions, is in negotiations with the government over proposals to:
- increase NHS pension contributions by 25% - 70%
- increase the normal retirement age by up to 8 years
- reduce the rate of growth of pensions in relation to inflation (up to 12% reduction in value of pension)
If these changes are imposed then all NHS staff can expect other detrimental changes to pay and conditions to follow. It will also impact on the rate at which services will be taken over by private contactors.
More information on the pensions campaign can be found on the UNISON national website
The next pensions briefings to take place are:
Jubilee House 12.30pm Monday 26th Sept Conf Room A&B
Rectory Centre, Rectory Rd, East Oxford, 12-2 on Monday 26th September. Download Rectory centre poster
Fulbrooke centre, Churchill hospital - seminar room, 12-2 on Tuesday 27th September. Download Fulbrooke,Churchill poster
Nuffield Health centre, Witney - seminar room, 12-2 on Tuesday 27th September. Download Witney poster
Wantage hospital - seminar room, 12-2 on Wednesday 28th September. Download Wantage poster
Banbury, The Fiennes Centre (Horton hospital site) , 12-1.30 on Thursday 29th September. Download Banbury poster
Bicester community hospital - seminar room, 2-3.30 on Thursday 29th September. Download Bicester poster
Luther Street 2.30pm Thurs 29th Sept.
Abingdon, Foxcombe court - meeting room 3 12-2 on Monday 3rd October Download Foxcombe court/Abingdon hospital poster
Townlands Hospital, Henley - Maurice Tate room 3 12-2 on Monday 7th October Download Townlands Hospital poster
Meeting times are this long to allow people to drop in depending on their lunch break. All welcome.