TUC annual conference has passed a motion demanding employer contributions to
occupational pension schemes.
also called for membership of a pension scheme to be a condition of employment.
gathering noted that: "Congress deplores the retreat by employers from
providing quality final pension salary schemes for employees."
motion was passed as the Government released a discussion document that floats
the idea of introducing money purchasing schemes in local government instead
of final salary scheme – regarded by
many in sector as its biggest recruitment and retention tool.
Barber, deputy general secretary at the TUC said that employers are wrong to
cut pensions because "pensions are a deferred part of the pay