Unions sue government over costs of pension discrimination


By Silvia Martelli (December 16, 2021, 3:32 p.m. GMT) – Six unions have asked a London court to review changes they say are making workers pay to redress violations of age discrimination in public sector pensions.

The firefighters union said on Wednesday it had filed for judicial review with the High Court along with five other unions: GMB, the Public and Commercial Services Union, the Association of Prison Officers, the Royal College of Nursing and Unity. The unions say that participants in the 2015 retirement savings plan do indeed bear the cost of correcting the mistakes the government made when it introduced the changes.

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