Friday 13 January 2017 / 9:20 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

It is completely unacceptable that this Tory government is raiding the retirement incomes of thousands of Sellafield workers – Clive Lewis

Clive Lewis MP,
Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy,
commenting
on the pensions dispute at Sellafield, said:

“It is
completely unacceptable that this Tory government is raiding the retirement
incomes of thousands of Sellafield workers for the second time. These workers
have already been forced on to far less generous schemes, and now the
Government is coming after them again. The grounds for doing so are completely
bogus – the pension fund is in full financial health and does not fall under
public sector pension reform.

“This is
a cynical attempt by the Government to save money by picking the pockets of
British workers, and we are completely behind their fight for fairness. The
government should stop these cuts immediately, and return to talks.

“For
all her warm words on standing up for ordinary people, Theresa May’s
Tories are leaving workers worse off.”

ENDS