Propping up public pensions

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during the recent public sector strike, members of the unions involved argue that they are being asked to pay more and work longer for pensions that will be worth less.

DURING the recent public sector strike, members of the unions involved argue that they are being asked to pay more and work longer for pensions that will be worth less.

By not agreeing to this state of affairs, what they are saying is that they want the 23 million workers in the private sector to continue paying more and working longer to prop up their pensions.

Yet two-thirds of these private sector workers have no occupational pension at all and the remaining third will get a relative pittance compared to the gold-plated pensions of the higher-paid public sector.

How can this be fair?

GA Reed, Sundown Rd, S13