Sunday 4 December 2016

Great pensions stitch-up begins

Published 06/03/2010 | 05:00

The framework for pensions announced by the Government this week once again bears testimony to the widening gulf between those privileged to work in the public sector and those who are struggling to survive in the private sector.

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Any hope of genuine leadership being shown in tackling the timebomb that is the grossly over-promised levels of unsustainable retirement benefits to civil servants has been dashed and replaced with another assault on the general working population and their employers, who have to fork out even more levies in the form of mandatory contributions.

I am incensed. This so-called framework is tantamount to a frame-up of private sector employers and employees.

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