Laura Sharman 06 June 2019

Union hits out over changes to LGPS for non-teaching staff

Union hits out over changes to LGPS for non-teaching staff image

A trade union has blasted government proposals to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for new non-teaching staff.

Unison said the plans would be bad for staff and a ‘danger’ to the scheme itself.

Unison national secretary, Jon Richards, said: ‘Not providing a decent pension scheme for new staff could lead to a two-tier workforce, with colleagues doing the same job being provided with different pensions provision.

’Those not in the LGPS would likely end up with far inferior pension provision leading to more public service workers retiring into poverty.

’The proposals risk penalising the lowest paid, mainly female, workforce and could lead to potential discrimination and equal pay issues.’

Unison added that the future of the LGPS could be undermined if there is a significant reduction in new members.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recuriter: Buckinghamshire Council

Project Support Officer

Essex County Council
£24001.0 - £26275 per annum
This fixed term contract is for 12 month duration Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic local authorities in the UK and ha England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Social Worker - Mulberry Tree Family Centre

Essex County Council
Negotiable
Please note this post is based at The Mulberry Tree Family Centre in Colchester Essex County Council (ECC) is one of the largest and most dynamic loc England, Essex, Clacton-On-Sea
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Experienced Social Workers - Adults Social Care - Learning Disabilities Team

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£26,999 - £32,878
We’re looking for Social Workers to join the team! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Practitioner - SGO & Connected Person Assessment Team.

Essex County Council
£38000.0 - £46000.0 per month
The Team A new Special Guardianship Order (SGO) and Connected Person Assessment team was created in Essex in April 2019. This team has been undertakin England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine