Amicus calls for ‘inform and consult’ pension Bill

Trade
union Amicus is calling for a Bill to be introduced that will require employers
to inform and consult with employees before making changes to pension schemes.

General
secretary Roger Lyons said that as the law stands, employers can change pension
schemes without notice, consultation or negotiation.

“Employers
are tearing up pension promises with no consultation. It’s a scandal.

"The
Government must take action now as employers are closing down final salary
pension schemes daily. We can’t afford to wait for the Green Paper. It is
crucially urgent for all employers to have to make reasonable contribution to
employees’ pensions whether through occupational schemes or stakeholder
policies. Refusal to support employees pensions must end.”

By Quentin Reade

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