'Pensions apartheid'

9th April 2010 at 01:00

Teachers in England will be "ready to respond" with industrial action if the next Westminster Government "declares war" on unions over their final-salary pension scheme, delegates warned at the annual Easter conference of the National Union of Teachers. The Teachers' Pension Scheme is currently in deficit, prompting concerns that it might no longer be sustainable. Conservative Party leader David Cameron has expressed concern about "pensions apartheid", as most workers in the private sectors have already lost their final-salary schemes. And Vince Cable, the Liberal Democrat's deputy leader, said last year that public sector pensions were "in danger of running out of control".

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