Published: 03/11/2005 Volume 115 No. 5980 Page 12

In a stop press article (news, page 6, 20 October) we reported that, as a result of government proposals to resolve the pension dispute with trade unions, all employees taken on from that week would have their retirement age raised to 65. In fact all staff employed between now and the implementation date of the new pension scheme will enter the existing scheme, which has retirement date of 60. It is hoped negotiations on a new scheme with a retirement age of 65 will be in place by June next year.