The UNITE Greater Manchester IT Branch has called a Defend Our Pensions public meeting next Monday.
Whether your prime concern is Jobs, Pay or Pensions, this is an important meeting to build support for our campaign. It will be taking place after the results of the UNITE and PCS ballots are announced, but before industrial action could start. Please do your utmost to attend, and bring along your colleagues, friends and family.
Defend Our Pensions
7pm, Monday 2nd November
Main Hall, Mechanics Institute
103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD (entrance on Major Street)
Pensions are under attack. Private companies including Fujitsu, Barclays, Morrisons, Dairy Crest, Costain, IBM, CSC and Steria are trying to close final salary schemes to existing members. Pension deficits, including that in Royal Mail, are all over the news, rarely with an explanation of the pensions holidays taken by employers in the boom years. Many politicians and the media are trying to create divisions between public and private sector workers in preparation for further attacks on public sector pensions. The state pension remains inadequate, leaving many pensioners in poverty, and the state pension age keeps rising.
But the attacks are provoking resistance. Come and join this Public Meeting to build the campaigns to Defend Our Pensions.
· Pete Keenlyside, CWU NEC
· Jimmy Thornton, UNITE Branch Sec, Manchester City Council
· Lindsey Adams, UNITE Workplace & Equality Rep, Barclays (to be confirmed)
· Dot Gibson, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention
· Ian Allinson, Chair UNITE Combine Committee, Fujitsu
Chair: Sharon Green, Manchester TUC President, PCS
Called by UNITE Greater Manchester IT Branch
Supported by Manchester TUC