Should teachers have to contribute more towards their pensions and work for longer?

10 Mar

Lord Hutton’s Final Report (10 March 2011):

Details and comments at: www.voicetheunion.org.uk/pensionsreview

Results of our poll on teachers' pensions (31 January – 1 March 2011):

Should teachers have to contribute more towards their pensions and work for longer?:

  • Yes to higher contributions & Yes to working longer: 16% (16 votes)
  • No to higher contributions & No to working longer: 65% (66 votes)
  • Yes to higher contributions but No to working longer: 16% (16 votes)
  • No to higher contributions but Yes to working longer: 3% (3 votes)

Total Votes: 101

Further information:

What price public service pensions?

United in Defence of Pensions (pdf) www.voicetheunion.org.uk/pensionsreview

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2 Responses to “Should teachers have to contribute more towards their pensions and work for longer?”

  1. joyce watts 01. Feb, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Teachers should have the freedom to retire when they wish and any extra contributions should result in a higher pension. If not they are being cheated after years working in a very demanding and important profession. How many of those who make the rules would be happy, or even capable, of teaching hundreds of children during a lifetime of employment.

  2. D Nettlebed 01. Feb, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Work longer? There are only 24 hours in a day. Oh you mean years? Teachers have an average life expectancy of 18 months after retirement(not a definitive fact – just found it on the internet- dangerous I must find out the truth) so we don’t cost that much. It frightens children when their teacher dies on the job. Anyway should we really expect a 65 yesr old to cope with a rowdy class of 30 MFL conscripts with the introduction of the E-bac?

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