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Public Sector Redundancy Cap

Saturday, August 1, 2015

GMB Warns That Government Plans To Cap Public Sector Redundancy Will Hit Low And Average Paid Employees And Will Break The Public Sector Pension Agreement

The £95,000 limit is also intended to apply to pension payments so the cap could actually affect people earning less than £20,000 a year says GMB


Commenting on today's new government consultation on capping redundancy pay-outs to public sector workers, 

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary said "Whether by design or error, the government's proposals go far beyond capping pay-outs to the highest paid public servants when they are made redundant. 

In fact, the £95,000 limit is also intended to apply to pension payments so the cap could actually affect people earning less than £20,000 a year. 

It will also mean changing pension scheme rules to reduce people's benefits, despite Treasury assurances that this would not happen for at least the next 25 years. 

I don't think the government realises quite how contentious this is going to be. GMB will oppose this ill-considered and unjustified attack on average and low paid front line public servants who lose their job through government budget cuts and no fault of their own."


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Contact: Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary for Public Secretary on 07860 606137 of GMB Press Office on 07974 251823.

 

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