Thursday, November 17, 2005

Con of the century

How will public sector workers be affected by a raising the retirment age to 67 when existing public sector workers will still be allowed to retire at 60?

Why should private sector employees be expected to pay income tax for an additional two years for pension increases of just £29 per week? How do they threaten strikes due to changes in the 'terms and conditions' of paying taxes and the benefits received!?!

7 comments:

Rottweiler Puppy said...

"Why should private sector employees be expected to pay income tax for an additional two years for pension increases of just £29 per week?"

Because the worthless parasites in the public sector all vote Labour -- Why else? They used to have a similar system in the USSR.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. With the growth in the public sector it wont be too long before we're public sector workers. Resistance is futile.

HSBguzzler said...

Being able to qualify for a pension at 60 is worthless to most public sector workers (those who have served less than half their careers in the public sector), as they would have to live on half a pension till they are 67.
Before you say 'what a shame', lets be clear that there are alot of worthy people in the public sector: NHS staff, etc, so lets not go for cheap public sector bashing, as from personal experience I have seen alot of public sector work being outsourced to a worser evil in the private sector. Outside of the 'jobs for the boys' that make up perhaps 10% of the public sector, the rest is far from a gravy train, and is largely made up of downtrodden unrewarded people with crap paid jobs suffering petty beaurocracy, limited promotion and outdated condescending management. Public sector workers are largely victims, not 'worthless parasites'; it is the mismanagement that has made them appear as such. It is tempting to think its deliberate mismanagemnt, so that when the private boys come in, they look like progress.

Snafu said...

HSB, do you really think there are no "Downtrodden unrewarded people with crap paid jobs suffering petty beaurocracy, limited promotion and outdated condescending management" in the private sector!?!

I don't consider all NHS staff to be worthy of a pension at 60, just as much as I hate certain groups of employees be described as "keyworkers". There is something fundamentally wrong with an organsiation of over 1m (?) employees and the third (?)largest employer in the world. Are they all equally worthy staff?

If the private sector is "a worser evil" why are they not deemed worthy of having a good pension and retiring at a good age?

HSBguzzler said...
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HSBguzzler said...

My apologies, I agree with your point Snafu. My comment was more directed at 'Rottweiler puppy'.
I think your argument for better private sector pensions is a very worthy one, and wanted to emphasize that the perpetrators of the crimes against the private sector pensions isnt the public sector workers: our venom should be directed at the Govt policymakers. The same govt who recently tried to attack the public sector pensions and lost due to the union resistence.
They have been trying to rob all our pensions, both private and public sector. Dont be jealous of the public sectors pensions, they are only getting the pension returned that they were promised when they started paying in. Now the same fight needs to be fought for the private sector workers.

Anonymous said...

Considering the south east generates all the wealth but is happy to pay for places like Northern Ireland, which has, per capita, 6 times the number of public servants on more than 100k than Wales, which has God knows how many, I think the good British people deserve to work longer.

Did you know unionist north Down is called the gold coast where they have the have nots and the have yachts.

Did you also know most people in the Irish Republic look at the fact Britain has to pay 8 billion a year to keep Northern Ireland unionsts in their Mercedes as a perverse revenge for the "800 years of oppression".

64% of Northern Ireland's GDP is generated by the public sector, that's your tax money in plain English.

Good luck and however you solve your public sector problems, just make sure you don't pawn off that place on us. Never forget, it's British! It's all yours.

See you all at the Six Nations for a pint or two. Our twist. We love you England!