Asked for a response to strike action planned for 30th November, the PMS said that it was clearly disappointing that unions were calling for industrial action. The PMS stated that a large number of meetings had taken place and would continue to take place, and reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to pursuing a constructive dialogue with the unions on pension reform.
Put that trust in the talks had broken down, the PMS replied that Lord Hutton and the Chancellor had set out the parameters for reform and the need to make savings. The PMS explained that there were different ways to implement changes, but said that choices had to be made and that was what the talks were focussed on.
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