Receiving an adequate pension following usually several decades of work is vitally important for being able to live a decent life in retirement.
Unfortunately, far too many workers in the construction sector have insufficient pension provisions for when they retire. A problem that makes the situation even worse is false self-employment, because of which many workers cannot make sufficient payments into their pension. Between late 2012 and 2017, the so-called Auto-enrolment pension is being introduced aiming to ensure that more workers have a better pension when they retire.
UCATT has fought for many years to improve the pension entitlements of construction workers, whether they work in the public or private sector, in a low skilled or higher skilled job.
B&CE pension schemes
Civil Service Pension Scheme
Local Government Pension Scheme
NHS Pension Scheme
Please also note recent changes in the State Pension age and concerning the default retirement age.
Guide: Blacklisting and public procurement
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