University Lecturers have been taking action this week – in connection with changes to their pension scheme. Our MP Alex Sobel has been out giving personal support, and our constituency party has backed them strongly. On Friday morning, Alex spoke to the Leeds UCU picket line. He supported staff strike action, which is fighting against … Continue reading Alex Sobel MP and Leeds NW Labour back University Lecturers’ action on pensions.
On Thursday George Osborne announced some of the most far-reaching changes to pensions ever. At their heart are changes to the pension age. That will rise to 66 by 2020 , and to 67 by 2028. But there’s more to it than that. In future, the age at which people will receive a state pension … Continue reading The poor die young – in Leeds as in the rest of the UK. The injustice of the Coalition’s pension proposals.