High Court grants judicial review to unions over pensions

By Martin Croucher (July 6, 2022, 3:05 p.m. BST) – The High Court has granted permission to the firefighters union to challenge the cost of redressing age discrimination breaches in public sector pensions for firefighters.

Monday’s decision follows growing anger among firefighters over government proposals to fix a £17bn ($20bn) breach of age discrimination laws, which unions say will will be borne by the pension costs of public sector workers.

“Firefighters and other public sector workers should not be made to pay for discrimination against their own workforce,” said Mark Rowe, national leader of the firefighters’ union. “It’s a disgusting attempt to accumulate…

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