Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary, criticises government's "hyperbole" and "ludicrous claims" about pension schemes:
"The government has proved yet again that it is not prepared to negotiate with us in good faith over any changes to pension schemes. From the start we have wanted an honest debate, yet the government has opted for hyperbole and ludicrous claims about the state of pension schemes and what members receive when they retire.
"Any increase in contributions from members will not aid their retirement; they will raise funds for the Treasury. This is simply a tax on public sector workers."