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Notice of pensions ballot

28 October 2011

TSSA will be balloting for the Day of Action on 30 November to defend your pensions.

At a glance the following changes are proposed:

  • Moving indexation from RPI to CPI which could amount to a cut of approximately 15% in the value of pensions
  • Increasing the normal pension age for occupational pension schemes across the public services
  • Moving away from a final salary pension to one based on career average earnings
  • Increasing pension contribution rates by 3.2% to provide the Treasury with savings of £6.2 billion, not to deal with any pension blackhole, but to make you pay for the current UK financial deficit which you did nothing to create.

This ballot is being run in conjunction with all the other unions in Translink.

We need a big YES vote and a high turnout to send a clear and united message to ministers that "enough is enough", that will help persuade them to withdraw their current unfair and unjustified attacks on your pensions.

The ballot opens on 31 October and closes on 14 November.

You will be receiving your ballot paper from 31 October onwards - be sure to fill it in and return it as soon as you get it.

If you do not receive a ballot to your home address by Monday 7 November please email the Irish office at or or contact our helpdesk at 0800 328 2673.

TSSA will arrange to have a replacement ballot issued to you via Electoral Reform Services that are conducting the ballot on behalf of the TSSA.

TSSA and the other Unions are asking their members to vote YES on the ballot paper, we either “lie down” or “stand up” and save your pension, your call!


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