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Will politicians take same cuts from pensions?

Next Wednesday, November 30, local government workers will have a one-day stoppage to protest against the Government ruling reducing their pensions by 20%.

In these current economic times and under the equality legislation, why are our MPs and MLAs not liable to the same reductions in their pensions?

Their final lump sum and monthly payments will be greater than that of the average, or low-paid, local government worker, thus causing a much greater drain on the taxpayer.

Is there anyone out there who can explain to me and the thousands of workers why the politicians are not subject to the same cuts?

Why should the ordinary worker shoulder all the blame for something that was not of their making?

They take, we give. Where is the so-called 'equality' there?

LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKER

Belfast