By April 2015 every LGPS fund in England, Scotland and Wales must establish a fund board with half the seats going to scheme members. This is a historic phase in member involvement in the running of your pension fund.
UNISON has been campaigning for over 7 years for members to be involved in the decision making processes of the LPGS funds. Every other pension fund in the UK has member representatives, many nominated by their trade union.
We need UNISON members, like you, to step up and take on this exciting role.
To express an interest, or for more information, please contact the region’s lead officer – Mike Booth firstname.lastname@example.org
There is also information in the attached leaftlet: LGPS 2014 – Your Pension Fund Needs You
And below is a Q&A to help you through the issues.
Who can be reps?
Will there be training?
Why do I need training?
Will I get time off?
What will my role be?
How are reps chosen?
How will I be supported by UNISON?
How long will I be a board member?