TUC demands employers contribute to pensions

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

By Paul Nelson

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