Published: 10/02/2005, Volume II5, No. 5942 Page 9

The union Amicus held a summit on Monday to devise a strategy to defend public sector pensions. The union, which represents 150,000 workers in the NHS, local government, higher education and the Ministry of Defence, pledged to defend all its members in any action to safeguard their pensions and retirement age. It is already preparing to ballot local authority members over pension changes.

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