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Anger grows over changes to lecturers’ pension rights

Members of the Universities and College Union in the universities superannuation scheme have approved a campaign of industrial action in protest at the imposition of changes to their pensions.

USS is the second largest private pension scheme in the UK and was imposing changes on its members that include increased contributions, lower pensions for new staff, reduced protection against inflation, and reduced pensions for staff made redundant, the UCU warned.

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