Royal Wedding Strike threat pension changes delayed

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Royal Wedding Strike threat pension changes delayed

Post by Dr Doubles » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:42 am

Trade union threats of a general strike during the royal wedding have led to a delay in plans to tackle generous public sector pensions, the Government admitted.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, had been due to unveil the results of a pensions review carried out by Lord Hutton in his Budget in March.
However, ministers were concerned that widespread industrial action expected to accompany the announcement could cause havoc for those attending the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in April.

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Re: Royal Wedding Strike threat pension changes delayed

Post by Gopper » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:51 am

Very interesting to see how miss leading the Tory Telegraph is.

The main track of the story is that it is believed that if they were to release the results of their pension revue the unions will be upset and any industrial action may stretch over and affect the Royal wedding.

What I deduce from this are these conclusions:

• Unions effected by the pension reform have not targeted the royal wedding for disruption
• George Osborne thinks that the unions will not like the results of the review
• The daily Tory Telegraph has finally become a tabloid with headlines to match the news of the world.
• A big stitch up of our pension is on the way

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