Mansion House rally over pension ‘cuts’

This poster was left on the railings of the Mansion House. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4325MB
This poster was left on the railings of the Mansion House. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D4325MB

TEACHERS have gathered outside Doncaster’s Mansion House this morning to protest against planned changes to their pensions.

Members from the National Union of Teachers marched through the town centre as part of a day of strike action.

They staged a rally outside the Mansion House criticising proposals which will see teachers have to work longer before retiring and receive a smaller pension.

More than 50 schools across the borough are closed today following a walkout by some staff.

Around 750,000 public sector workers nationally are expected to walkout in protest over changes to pensions and an increase in retirement age.

Council services are expected to be hit and travellers arriving in the UK are being warned of delays with immigration and custom officials expected to join the walkout.

Workers from job centre, tax offices and the probation service are also among those expected to strike.