University of Sheffield UNISON Branch
UNISON at the University of Sheffield Condemn final pension decision and vote to campaign for membership of SAUL.
The executive committee University of Sheffield branch of UNISON voted unanimously to continue opposition to the university's cash balance pension scheme and ask that the option of moving the pensions of workers from grades 1-5 into the Superannuation Arrangement of the University of London (SAUL) be looked again again. This stance was endorsed by a joint meeting with both UNISON and Unite members. The feeling was that the university's executives are using the currently economic climate to make an attack on low paid workers. While pay and benefits for the higher paid continue to increase, symptomatic of this is the Vice Chancellors 6% pay rise.
Stuart Anderson UNISON branch Secretary said:
By closing the University of Sheffield Pension scheme and allowing workers to join SAUL, the university would live up to the promises made to staff when they came to work at the university, of a decent pension."
Notes for Editors
SAUL would give us benefits similar to the ones taken away from the University of Sheffield Pension Scheme and would accept University of Sheffield staff into it.
SAUL started by the University of London in 1976 now has members from over 50 universities.
Stuart Anderson Steve Torrance
UNISON branch Secretary UNISON Regional Organiser07889 337081 07866 115729