November 28, 2005

DON'T BUST BRITAIN, BUST STRIKES:

Retirement at 60 will 'bust' Britain (GERRI PEEV, 11/28/05, The Scotsman)

BRITAIN will "go bust" unless ministers tear up an agreement that continues to allow public sector workers to retire at 60, business leaders warned last night.

The stark prediction that this is unaffordable for the government - made by Sir Digby Jones, the director general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) - came as aides to Gordon Brown and the Prime Minister clashed over whether the deal is set in stone.

But union bosses warned that the deal was not up for renegotiation, and threatened industrial action if ministers went back on their word.


You have to break the unions eventually, so you may as well do it sooner as later.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 28, 2005 7:58 AM
Comments

Tell them the alternative is retirement at 60, but no payments until 65. They'll get the message.

Posted by: ratbert at November 28, 2005 11:32 AM

As a union member, I believe there is no rush breaking up unions.

Immediately will be just fine.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at November 28, 2005 12:36 PM
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