POA Circulars

110 | 21.07.2011

Pension Reforms: Result - Workplace Ballot

Following the promulgation of Branch Secretary Circular 24/2011, eligible branches in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland conducted a workplace ballot.

The Scrutineers and Tellers attended Cronin House on Wednesday, 20th July 2011 and carried out an independent count of branch returns.

The result of which is:

Number of members eligible to vote 32,276 
Number of Ballot Slips issued   19,817 61.40%
Number of Ballot Slips returned  17,829 55.24%
Number of Votes IN FAVOUR (YES)     548    3.07%
Number of Votes AGAINST (NO)  17,241 96.70%
Number of Spoilt Ballot Slips        40    0.23

There was a 61.4% turnout of which 96.7% of those voting rejected the Government’s initial proposals on pension change.  The National Executive Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the membership for an excellent return in the ballot.  This will now enable the Union to enter into scheme specific negotiations from a position of strength

Please find enclosed press release and national count ballot return form for the membership’s attention.



Yours sincerely


General Secretary

23 - POA Ballot Rejects Initial Pension Proposals.docx

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Pension Reforms result workplace ballot.pdf

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