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GMB Warns That Government Plans To Cap Public Sector Redundancy Will Hit Low And Average Paid Employees And Will Break The Public Sector Pension Agreement.

The £95,000 limit is also intended to apply to pension payments so the cap could actually affect people earning less than £20,000 a year says GMB

Commenting on today's new government consultation on capping redundancy pay-outs to public sector workers, 

Brian Strutton, GMB National Secretary said "Whether by design or error, the government's proposals go far beyond capping pay-outs to the highest paid public servants when they are made redundant. 

In fact, the £95,000 limit is also intended to apply to pension payments so the cap could actually affect people earning less than £20,000 a year. 

It will also mean changing pension scheme rules to reduce people's benefits, despite Treasury assurances that this would not happen for at least the next 25 years. 

I don't think the government realises quite how contentious this is going to be. GMB will oppose this ill-considered and unjustified attack on average and low paid front line public servants who lose their job through government budget cuts and no fault of their own."

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