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This 6% of their salary can be given back?

I've never really understood how pensions work - you give them some money and they do something with it and magically turn it into a whole heap of money by the time you retire?

So will loads of councils go broke?

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1.5 Million Council Workers Threaten Strike Action, over pensions

1970's all over again.

One day maybe, one week, or long drawn out, no way.

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if the council went on strike how would anybody know? <_<

Bodies would remain unburied, rubbish uncollected, rats and diseases would spread if it went on long enough etc. etc.

Lst time it happened it helped bring down the Labour Government. It was dubbed the Winter of Discontent.

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Bins would go unemptied whether or not they were slightly overfilled.

How many councils today have not privatised refuse collection, street cleaning, highway maintenance, etc, etc ?

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Bodies would remain unburied, rubbish uncollected, rats and diseases would spread if it went on long enough etc. etc.

Lst time it happened it helped bring down the Labour Government. It was dubbed the Winter of Discontent.

No it wouldn't we'd all take our cr!p to the local council offices for dumping

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This 6% of their salary can be given back?

I've never really understood how pensions work - you give them some money and they do something with it and magically turn it into a whole heap of money by the time you retire?

So will loads of councils go broke?

The problem with the vast majority of public sector pension schemes is that they are unfunded.

This means that the 6% (in this example) deducted from employee's salaries isn't set aside to pay for their pensions, it goes in the local authority's budget to be spent on all sorts of things.

At some stage they realise they have to pay pensions and scrape the money together from somewhere - higher council tax anyone?

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biggest issue they've got is that they will have to retire at 65-67 like the rest of us.

At the moment its a final salary pension at age 60.

Why should they get it when everyone else doesn't.

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biggest issue they've got is that they will have to retire at 65-67 like the rest of us.

At the moment its a final salary pension at age 60.

Why should they get it when everyone else doesn't.

Just because those in the private sector gave up their working rights so easily, dont expect those in the public

sector to follow suit just to make you feel better!

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