Teaching Unions Blame Veterans For Strike

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  1. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    I have just been told that teachers union leaders in the Portsmouth area have been telling teachers that the increased pension contributions they are being asked to pay are actually going to be used to subsidise army pensions. It seems that as always the lunatics are in charge at the NUT and their allies.
  2. These people really know how to get the public on side. Twats should take over Blairs PR machine. Any links?
  3. do you have any link for that?

    Wouldn't surprise me NUT is full of Middle class champagne socialists.
  4. Fantastic,gimme,gimme,gimme....... :excited:

    Teachers,what teachers?
  5. maninblack

    maninblack LE Book Reviewer

    It is not on any news feed. It is what a striking teacher told my wife.
  6. I can see that happening stir up the middle class lefties while dodging the backlash they would get if they said such things publicly.
  7. So basically the same as some bloke down the pub said..
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  8. The Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) is the 2nd largest Public Sector Pension Scheme in England & Wales with over 1.4 million members. The TPS is a defined benefit final salary scheme and is one of the most important and valuable benefits available to teachers. Teachers' Pensions - Home Page

    "We are going to be paying considerably more for considerably less and we are going to have to work for longer” says the Chairman of the UCU for Middlesex University. .....Good. You'll have to work longer and pay a bit more in to your retirement fund, like some without a public sector pension will have to do.

    " The TPS not only provides you with a lump sum and regular income after you retire but also provides your family or other dependants with financial protection after you die. The TPS is contracted-out of the State Second Pension (S2P) on a Reference Scheme Test basis that means the TPS guarantees to pay benefits which are at least as high as those the state would pay. Although you will be contracted out of S2P you will receive the Basic State Pension in addition to your teacher's pension" Teachers' Pensions - About the Scheme - Introduction

    Doesn't seem a bad deal to me? Index linked pension, subsidised by the employer.

    Of course, the trauma of working with schoolchildren, and those long holidays "spent marking work" must be just awful and in no way compares to the easy life most veterans "enjoy" s. How do those teachers do it? On a meagre wage of over £35000 in some cases and starting salary of over £21000.

    Closing the nation's schools and rallying in London must have really helped their militant woolly back image , no end.
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  9. Oo,you've done it now,watch out for incoming.;-)
  10. Yeah. One of the strikers told me that actually they all wanted to increase their pensions so they could give more money to charities and spend their time looking after veterans. No really, they did.

    Nah, alright then - I made it up too.
  11. I hope your good doris replied with some well chosen epithets to describe her feelings regarding the utter TWAT who said this to her, but no doubt your SOH is to much of a lady.
  12. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    interesting fact I read, teachers on a basic rate will retire with a pension pot of 500k, headteachers with 1.4 million which at the moment is way over the private schemes and most of the public ones.

    and yet most are fcuking hopeless - they should tie pension credits to the number of kids who leave their school who can read and write.

    just like mil pensions should link in to fitness, no pft no pension - good way to thin out the air chiefs. and I'm sure stacker will moderate it for free.
  13. You are Stacker's love child and I claim my 50 press-ups

    Personally I think as the military's prime goal is all about winning wars, not pointless PT, how about no pensions for those that haven't won yet?

  14. Average teachers pension is £10k a year as per the other threads.