Public sector pensions facing 'reform' aka. 'the chop'
It has long been accepted in the public sector that whilst our pay is generally lower than that of our private sector colleagues, we make up for that difference with a decent benefits package - pensions, holidays etc...
It seems that the government now thinks it is unfair to be paying us public sector workers a fair wage, and also its unfair to be giving us a decent retirement plan.
I'm only 25 and I'm worried about this. What is the point of accepting much lower pay than in industry to work in the public sector, if we get s****d over every time the government needs a couple of quid?
Sure, I accept that we need to cut our deficit, but there are plenty of areas where this can be done, without completely messing up the future of those people who keep the government and its departments running.
Its a bit depressing really...
BBC News - Public sector pension costs 'to double in five years'