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Public sector employment in Scotland [November 2012]

Lockyer, Cliff (2012) Public sector employment in Scotland [November 2012]. Fraser of Allander Economic Commentary, 36 (2). pp. 43-48. ISSN 2046-5378

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    Protest action against government cutbacks took place in October, and this, together with action over pay claims and changes to terms and conditions of employment, may well herald more action over the winter months. The UK Government has announced proposals, to be detailed in the forthcoming Public Services Pensions Bill to increase the retirement age and to effectively reduce pensions for the majority of public sector staff, although ring fencing those within 10 years of retirement.