Musicians with the UK’s Royal Opera House orchestra have opted for an improved pension plan over higher wages, a decision that could have wide-ranging consequences, writes Sophie Imeson for Pension Experts.
The decision to take a lower wage hike to “fund an improved pension scheme for new and future members” has “struck a chord with experts,” she continues.
“The move could be seen as a positive example of intergenerational fairness in an economy often described as heavily skewed towards baby boomers and against millennials. Restoring this balance has become topical in the pensions industry and beyond.”
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