NUT – Local Government Pension Scheme ballot - press release
17 November 2011
NUT members in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) have given a resounding endorsement for strike action to defend their pensions. 82.2% of NUT members working in local authority support and advisory services have voted in favour of strike action with a turnout of 40.6%. They join NUT members in schools and colleges who have already taken strike action on 30 June.
Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
“This ballot result confirms that NUT members reject the Government’s attack on public sector pensions. The NUT and the other teaching unions do not accept that our members should pay more, get less and work longer for pensions which we believe are already affordable and fair. The NUT will continue to negotiate with Government but we are also committed to supporting the TUC day of action on 30 November”.
For further details contact Caroline Cowie on 0207 380 4706 or 07879480061
The constituency balloted by the NUT was NUT members employed in local authority support and advisory services, who are eligible for membership of the LGPS rather than the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).
In total 736 NUT members were balloted for strike action in defence of pensions.
|Total Number of ballot papers returned||297 (turnout 40.6%)|
|Total number of spoiled papers||0|
|Number voting ‘YES’||246|
|Number voting ‘NO’||51|
|Percentage voting ‘YES’||82.2%|
|Percentage voting ‘NO’||17.2%|