Tuesday 29 June 2010
Commenting on BBC pension cuts and public sector pensions, Dave Watson, UNISON Scottish Organiser, said:
"Clearly public sector pensions are now under full attack. We've had all the scaremongering and mythmaking about gold plated pensions for public sector workers. The truth is the average pension in local government is just £4,000 a year, and that's not gold plated.
"In fact public sector pensions are sustainable and affordable - we have already gone through massive changes to ensure that. There is no reason why public sector workers should pay for the bailout of the bankers. Public sector workers and their unions will defend decent pensions, by industrial action if necessary."
See BBC News website
BBC to cut staff pension benefits
15:44 GMT, Tuesday, 29 June 2010
"BBC business editor Robert Peston says the plans could be a blueprint for future public-sector pension plans."