Protect Our Pensions

To access more information through Unison’s Pensions Knowledge Centre click here.

UNISON is working to defend good pension schemes and improve and promote affordable, decent pensions for all our members, wherever you work.

We negotiate changes to improve pensions on behalf of our members and defend the pensions of members who are transferred between employers – from the public to the private sector.

UNISON also acts to affect government policy on pensions, including state pensions and pension credits.

Briefing on the public service pensions bill

This Bill was laid before parliament on 13 September 2012 and the second reading of The Bill is scheduled for 22 October 2012.

The purpose of The Bill is to set out how new Public Service Pension Schemes can be created in the future including how they are to be governed and also the type of benefits they should include.

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UNISON is Northumberland's biggest and liveliest public sector trade union with 5,000 members across the county. Our members are people working in the public services or for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities.