Social housing pension scheme - defend it!
There are plans to change the biggest pension scheme in our sector in ways which would reduce benefits to our members. It is important that Unite reps raise this issue with management and consult Unite members in any workplace with members of SHPS - the Social Houisng Pension Scheme.
Unite LE1111 housing workers branch secretary Suzanne Muna has made the point that, “Inadequate pensions raise the threat of poverty in old age for our members. This is a highly profitable sector that has been squeezing terms and conditions of its staff in recent years. A further attack on pensions would be unacceptable; we would urge employers to step back from making further attacks on their staff pay and conditions”. For background see an earlier report here
We have now produced a simple guide for reps - click on the 'download' button to read it. Do keep us posted of progress on the branch committee.