He had not planned to retire until his mid-50s but when the rule changes were first announced, he considered leaving at the end of term.
"This postponement gives me a breathing space, but I have decided I have got to keep working until I'm 60 as I could not afford to accept early retirement. I need to be able to support my family and my wife's job is not very secure.
"The whole thing has been handled very badly. I hope my union will be able to win more concessions from the Government."