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Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 2)

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It seems that David Cameron and his Coalition partner, Nick Clegg, wish to give UK firefighters a drubbing in the latest pension dust-up. Some Significant UK/NA Pension Differences UK and North American firefighter pensions are roughly comparable up to a point but then significant differences emerge.  UK firefighters operate under a tiered benefit system: the […]

Fire Pensions: Big Trouble in the UK (Part 1)

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United Kingdom public sector workers, including firefighters in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are engaged in a titanic national struggle with the “Coalition” government made up of the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats. The Coalition is currently set on weakening pension benefits. (These Liberal Democrats are not the ones your mother warned you about, […]

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

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Mike Schwartz
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric, thank you for reminding me to do something to support the relief efforts. Mike
2015-04-27 21:45:24
Mark Sileikis
Kathmandu, Undone
Dr. Lawrence, I work for the State Dept. now has you did many years ago. Things have not changed for most of the world. Currently in Lome, Togo
2015-04-27 16:30:02
Eric Lamar
Kathmandu, Undone
C- Thanks for sharing your memories. Nepal is an extraordinary place. Eric
2015-04-27 12:35:39
cortez lawrence
Kathmandu, Undone
Eric: Nicely said. 30 years ago (or so) I spent a few years with the State Department and traveled to Nepal on one of my many sorties. This was before the quantum leap in population and urban sprawl, and I remember a very unsophisticated infrastructure and took almost the exact same photo in front of…
2015-04-27 12:28:44
Victoria Huckenpahler
Congressional Staffers: Pay Raise Needed!
All this while it was just revealed that one of the waiters in the Senate dining room is so poorly paid that he is homeless, meanwhile trying to support 5 kids! Heard this poor man speak on NPR yesterday.
2015-04-26 02:05:06
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