23 August 2012
The Prison Officers’ Association (POA) announced this week that 88.5% of their members voted to oppose the alterations to the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme .
The union is particularly concerned about plans to make officers work to 68 and – like PCS – supports the ’68 is too late’ campaign.
Prison officers who work past 65 have been offered a chance to buy out their pensions at a slightly cheaper rate than other civil servants.
PCS members who work in prison service operational grades in Scotland, England and Wales are also voting over the revised offer.
The ballot closes at noon on Thursday, 13 September.