Amicus Group

March 28, 2006 09:19 ET

Amicus Chief blasts CBI over jibe at public sector workers

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2006) - Derek Simpson, General Secretary of Amicus, Britain's second largest union, today launched a scathing attack on CBI fat cat's jibes at public sector workers. Mr Simpson's comments followed statements by the employers association suggesting low paid public sector workers were greedy and out of touch for wanting to protect their meagre retirement provisions.

Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson said,

"We have today been treated to the grotesque spectacle of the CBI, the representatives of the rich and powerful, condemning low paid public servants desperately struggling to protect their modest pension provisions.

"Not content with condemning millions of private sector workers to poverty in their retirement by closing their pension schemes the CBI and their members want to see a million public sector workers suffer the same fate: a fate that neither CBI members nor the public sector employers are likely to suffer personally."

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Note to editors: Amicus is calling for compulsory pensions contributions for all employers to stern the tide of pensions closures in the private sector. Amicus has 20,000 members working in local authorities.

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