Members vote to accept TPS changes

26 July 2006

UCU has now received from the Electoral Reform Society the results of a consultative membership ballot on proposed changes to the Teachers Pension Scheme. The ballot closed on Tuesday 25 July.

Teachers Pension Scheme - proposed new agreement

The results were as follows

Number of ballot papers returned:


Number of papers found to be invalid:


Thus, total number of valid papers to be counted:


Number voting YES:

10,697 (87.5% of valid vote)

Number voting NO:

1,531 (12.5% of valid vote)


12,228 (100% of valid vote)

The turnout was 20.9%

This result means that UCU will now notify the joint trade union side of the Teachers Pensions Scheme that UCU members have accepted the proposals.

UCU has issued the following statement: 'UCU members have voted to accept the proposals for reform of the Teachers Pensions Scheme which have been put out to ballot by UCU alongside the ballots conducted by other trade unions which have members in the TPS.

'The ballot result reflects acceptance of the assurances received for existing TPS scheme members, notwithstanding the important concerns expressed by members regarding the position of new members of the Scheme.'

Last updated: 15 December 2015