Pensions Council

Role of the Pensions Council

Management and trade union representatives regularly meet to review pension issues at the Pensions Council.

The Pensions Council exists to represent members’ interests and is made up of:

  • seven trade union representatives;
  • two representatives for non-procedurally covered staff; and
  • four Company representatives.

The Company will put any changes to the Pensions Council and the Pensions Council can make recommendations to the Company. The Pensions Council is also the place where the Company and trade unions agree the process for selecting new Member Trustees.

The Trustee board and the Pensions Council

The Trustee board does not take part in negotiations between the Company and employees.

The Trustee board meets with the Pensions Council once a year to brief them on the Report and Accounts and answer questions about the Scheme.

Contacting the Pensions Council

If you have any questions for the Pensions Council, contact your local representative or James Hawke.

The current members of the Pensions Council are:

Trade Union representatives

James Hawke

Martin Bailey

Glen Graham

Brian Heal

Graham Jackson

Nick Pugsley

Len Watkins

NPC representatives

Michael Brinson

Alan Pilton

Last updated 15 June 2017