TSSA has always campaigned for good quality occupational and state pensions for all workers so they are able to enjoy a decent standard of living in retirement.
TSSA rejects the ‘work ‘til you drop’ culture promoted by government and leaders of industry. We are opposed to moves by employers and government to increase retirement age, close defined benefit (final salary) schemes and cut benefits.
Whilst people living longer and other issues may have created funding problems for many company pension schemes, TSSA considers that there is still a place for such schemes that are affordable and sustainable. Even so called ‘gold-plated’ pension schemes provide only modest pensions for most members and are used as an excuse to undermine decent pension provisions for all.
The information here provides some basic details on pensions and pension law. It does not attempt to describe every aspect, and should not be regarded as an authoritative statement of the law in any particular case.
Any developments relating to pensions issues in the organisation you work for will be covered in the Company News area of this website. Your company pension scheme administrator is probably the best first point of contact if you have query specifically about your company pension benefit entitlements.
TSSA members should, where necessary, seek advice from your staff reps, the TSSA Helpdesk or your Senior/Regional Organiser.
Find out more
Here are some websites where you can find out more about pensions
- Age UK
- Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)
- National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)
- National Pensioners Convention (NPC)
- Pension Tracing Service
- Pension Protection Fund (PPF)
- Money Helper (formerly The Pensions Advisory Service)
- The Pensions Ombudsman
- The Pensions Regulator
- Railways Pension Scheme (RPS)
- Trades Union Congress (TUC)
- Transport for London Pension Fund
The information in this section provides guidance and some basic details of employment rights. They do not attempt to be comprehensive, and should not be taken as an authoritative statement of the law. For latest advice and guidance, please contact our Helpdesk.
Member advice from our Helpdesk
If you are a TSSA member and are looking for advice or assistance in connection with your employment or membership, you can contact our Members’ Helpdesk.
We can advise on a range of workplace issues including; discipline and grievance hearing, maternity rights and redundancy.
Helpdesk opening hours: 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday | 09:00 - 16:00 Friday
Please note: we cannot undertake to provide advice to non-members, to members of other unions, or to members on behalf of their partners/friends. If you are not yet a member, please join TSSA online.