The National Audit Office calculates that teachers’ pensions are both sustainable and self-funding. The Chancellor has publicly stated he wants £2.8 billion from public sector workers to plug the budget deficit. He plans to do this by cutting my final pension by a third and by making me pay an extra 60% extra every month until I retire. He also wants your kids to be taught by knackered, 68 year old teachers.
When Robert Maxwell robbed his employees pension funds he was vilified. Now Cameron and Osborne want to do the same.
Whether you agree or not is your decision, but I wanted you to know why I won’t be at work a fortnight today.