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Narrow union vote shows pension 'mistrust'

PSPA vice chair admits confidence gap

A vote on changes to public sector pensions shows there's a level of mistrust in the Island's politicians.

That's according to Policy and Reform Minister, and Vice Chairman of the Public Sector Pensions Authority, Chris Thomas.

Major reforms will now see thousands of government workers pay 2.5% more, yet receive 6% less.

Prospect the Union members only narrowly supported the move when it came to a vote - with the margin being as low as a single vote among certain sectors.

Mr Thomas says government needs to regain the public's trust.

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