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Union advice and suggestions for action if school wants to leave TPS

Discussion in 'Independent' started by TheoGriff, Jan 28, 2020.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    The NEU has some useful documents to advise members (you ARE in a union, aren´t you, even if not this one?) if their Indy School is proposing leaving the Teachers´ Pension Scheme.


    This is clearly a major concern for teachers who are in smaller schools, or where the parents cannot take the increase in fees necessary to cover the increased load of the new TPS charges.

    Best wishes

  2. MrsBridgewater

    MrsBridgewater New commenter

    Thank you! I am in a union and have read the information (and printed out copies of their worked examples to leave in the staff room). My union (NASUWT) seem rushed off their feet over this one.
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  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Not good news, is it, for anyone.

    Best wishes

  4. MrsBridgewater

    MrsBridgewater New commenter

    Thank you. I feel like I am eating, sleeping and dreaming pensions at the moment. So tired I could cry! I suspect that it is inevitable we will leave the scheme and that the next battle will be getting the least worst deal for the staff.
  5. shevington

    shevington Occasional commenter

    You may wish to consider your pension options by speaking to WESLEYAN who are connected with NASUWT;

    Might wish to move to the State Sector to protect your pension.
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Just in the interests of accuracy, Wesleyan are not "connected" with NASUWT. "Connected" has specific meaning in financial regulation usually implying an ownership or financial relationship. AFAIK Wesleyan is a regulated independent investment and advisory company that has no financial connection with NASUWT.

    The union just recommends them as a source of independent advice I think (but do your own research to confirm that if it matters to you!)

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