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Teachers Union threaten proceedings over pension reforms
15th February 2012
A leading teachers union has threatened to launch legal proceedings against the government, forming the next line of attack against impending and controversial pension reforms.
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) is to file for the case, believing the government should have been thoroughly researched before the changes were proposed. The news will sure to be of interest to those with solicitor jobs in London.
The Teachers' Pensions Regulations are supposed to issue an actuarial variation once every five years; however the union has said the last of these took place back in 2006. Their argument suggests that the government cannot force through the changes as it has not proved the current system is unsustainable.
According to the NASUWT, a series of these proposals have been made to the government, which have apparently been ignored. The union's general secretary Chris Keates added they would; "leave no stone unturned to defend teachers and their conditions of service."