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For members of the Local Government Pension Scheme in Scotland

Strike action and your pension

This news article was published on 17 Aug 2023

If you are thinking about going on strike, it is important to consider how it will affect your pension. Your LGPS pension is based on your pay, and your pay will reduce if you are on strike. You can pay extra contributions to buy back the pension you ‘lose’.

Read the Strike action and your pension FAQs to find out more about how your pension could be affected if you are on strike. The FAQs cover the impact of strike action on your pension including any final salary benefits, how to arrange to buy back the ‘lost’ pension and what happens to any additional pension contributions that you are already paying when you go on strike.

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