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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

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    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.

    http://bit.do/IndyTPS

    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


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  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

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    Not good news, is it, for anyone.

    Best wishes

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  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;
    Wesleyan.co.uk/appointment

    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!)
     
  7. mollyhog

    mollyhog Occasional commenter

    Our school are currently going through the same. I think the Financial Advisor from Wesleyan may have been employed by the school because he did a better job at selling the alternative pension than the guy that the school had 'employed' to do so! :) We have tried to get union help and the governors immediately fast-tracked the process and decided that we have had plenty of time to decide what to do. It's such a difficult decision - I don't want to leave the school (although I have completely lost any trust in them actually caring about teachers), but nothing they offer is going to be as good as tps - there isn't really much time to job hunt at the moment - I'm not sure how I feel about returning to state - in lots of ways I want to go back to the state sector from a moral point of view (please don't shoot me down for saying that - I'm not judging anyone else, it is just because of my own personal circumstances), but there are so few schools that deal efficiently with behaviour problems. Aghh! I don't know what to do. Would someone else decide for me please?
     

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