How is the Government getting away with this idea that a public-sector pension is a "luxury"?Because it is. Next!
One of the most infuriating arguments to justify cutting pensions is that private-sector workers don't have them, so why should anyone else? This is a strange way of assessing society, that if someone is badly treated everyone else should be as well otherwise it's not fair.No, you’re missing the point, Mark. Private sector workers don’t have them and are paying in taxation for the public sector to have them….
… the public-sector unions asked their members if they wanted to take action against these cuts, and overwhelmingly they've said they do. It's argued by various politicians that the strikes are a stupid tactic as they'll make the unions unpopular. Presumably unions should adapt to the modern climate by no longer bothering with issues such as their members being asked to work three extra years for no money and instead bring in colouring books and grow watercress.Or, they could go on strike and point out to people just how useless and unneeded they really are.
Ball’s in your court, chum.