Unite rejects NHS pensions offer

The government’s latest proposals on NHS pension ‘reform’ – the ‘Heads of Agreement’ document – were unanimously rejected by Unite, the largest union in the country, on Thursday 5th January.
Unite’s health sector national industrial committee (HSNIC) rejected the ‘Heads of Agreement’ as a basis for a satisfactory outcome.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: ”Our NHS executive unanimously rejects the government’s pernicious attempts to make hard working and dedicated NHS staff pay more, work longer and get less when they retire.
”The government’s attacks on public sector pensions are politically motivated, as part of an overall design to privatise the NHS, cut public services, break-up the national pay agreements, and disrupt legitimate trade union activities and organisation.