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Unions step up pension opposition

The law regarding public service pension changes is being brought into question.

Unions in the Isle of Man are stepping up their campaign of opposition to proposed changes to public sector pensions.

The Trades Council in the Island says staff bodies representing 10,000 workers are united in their opposition and have invited all the members of Tynwald to a briefing on the issue, next month.

The unions believe the proposals would lead to a massive cut in existing benefits and members working longer.

Angela Moffatt (pictured), of the union Prospect, representing staff at Government Offices, says they're now looking into the goverment's legal position (audio file attached):

The briefing for members of Tynwald will be at Transport House on October 9.

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