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‘Transparency key to reforms’

OPENNESS and transparency must be maintained with all States employees as public sector reforms are developed and rolled out, a union figure has said, in order to avoid the ‘fear and mistrust’ of the past.

‘The States betrayed us’


PUBLIC sector workers said they felt both frustrated and betrayed by the States at Saturday’s pensions march, but that morale had been boosted by the demonstration.

£500,000 ‘gamble’ is queried by unions


QUESTIONS as to how the States can spend an ‘eye-watering’ £500,000 on a court ‘gamble’ at such a time of austerity have been asked by unions hoping to reopen pension negotiations.

Stakes are high as court battle looms

ANYONE doubting how far apart the Policy Council and its employees are on pensions and how high are the stakes need not read every word of the 150-page report.

Unions will unite to fight pension plans

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A UNIFIED legal fight will be coordinated between unions in a bid to stop the States forcing pension reforms on public sector employees, one of the largest unions has said.

‘We have compromised’

YOUR comment of 9 January (‘Compromise is better than conflict’), referring to the public sector pension reform negotiations, distorted the picture in a number of respects – not least in suggesting that the Policy Council had opted for conflict rather than compromise or negotiation. That is simply not true.

Unions 'overwhelmingly' vote against pension deal

Unite the Union regional officer Bob Lanning leaving last night’s meeting. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 6826315)

UNIONS representing States workers said last night that members had been 'overwhelmingly' against the States' proposed new pension scheme, but would not say which way the vote had gone until they have relayed the result to government officials thi...

Pensions wait has island on hold

WHAT is shaping up to be one of the longest-running negotiations ever between the States and its employees looks set to remain unresolved into yet another new year.