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May 23rd: This afternoon’s debate at Unite’s Fourth Irish Policy Conference in Belfast focussed on pensions, public services and the public workers who deliver them.
Opening the debate on pensions, Unite Regional Co-Ordinating Officer Richie Browne noted that pensions are a key battleground for workers, and that there has been a long-term and non-stop campaign being conducted at national and international level to undermine workers’ rights to a public pension in retirement, and to transfer the pensions risk from employers and the state to working people.