LET's TAKE ACTION TO SAY NO to 10% CONTRIBUTIONS!
With the UCU posed to announce a ballot for action on pensions at the end of January, I hope that the NUT Executive next week will agree to call a co-ordinated ballot of our members too. (UPDATE: UCU ballot of Teacher Pension Scheme members confirmed for Feb 23 to March 11)
Above all, an early ballot makes sure that we are showing our strength before the Tories and Hutton make final decisions - not afterwards when its harder to force them back.
But the latest news that the Government wants to finalise its plans to increase our pension contribution rates to around 10% of salaries - an extra 3.5% - by mid-February - in time for the March 23rd Budget - surely confirms that there can be no question of delaying our ballot.
RETURN YOUR SURVEYS AND SUPPORT STRIKE ACTION!