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Active – Absence from work


If you are on strike you won’t be paying towards your pension for this time, this will:

  • Marginally reduce the amount of pension that is credited to your pension account. And if you were a member before April 2014;
  • May have a marginal impact on the final pay figure used in the calculation of your benefits if you leave within 12 months (in some cases 3 years) of the strike.
  • It may extend (by the period of strike) the date the 85 year rule is attained.

When you come back to work you can buy back the pension that you have lost by paying additional pension contributions (APCs). You can do this at any time but leaving it could make a big difference to how much you pay.

Your employer will not contribute to the cost.

Strike example cases

Go to buying back lost pension instructions