STOP PRESS: don’t send your letter back yet. Tuesday is Euston Tower’s Bring Your Pensions Letter To Work Day!
Members will have found, or will soon find, a letter from the Cabinet Office, signed by a William Hague (no, not that William Hague) explaining the pensions deal the government are trying to inflict on us.
There are several ways of dealing with this letter.
You could gaze upon it lovingly, in awe of a government which would be so generous while having to inflict a 5% tax cut on the richest, or you could think, ‘Well, yeah, that’s fair enough, given that we public sector workers caused the financial crisis’ or…
You could write ‘Offer Rejected’ on it and return it to:William Hague Executive Director, HR and Capability, Cabinet Office, 70 Whitehall London SW1A 2AS
This is ably demonstrated in these photos from members, started by Calum McKenna, Organiser and Young Members Rep of PCS DWP Wiltshire:
You could, if you like, reply without attaching a stamp. You asked for neither the attack on your pension or the letter bragging about it so might not feel obliged to supply a stamp for your response. The choice is, of course, yours.
As suggested by Rob Thornton, DWP South London Young Members Rep, you might like to include a copy of the PCS Alternative, or the Fair Pensions For All pamphlet. If you don’t have a copy a branch rep should be able to sort you out with one.
Thanks to Steve Ryan for positing the idea.
Read more about pensions on this site here: pensions.
Download the PCS pamphlet Fair Pensions For All (direct .pdf download from PCS site)