TEACHERS and other public servants in Kirklees are to campaign against Government plans to reduce their pension rights.
Many workers - especially those under 50 - are faced with their entitlements being cut back, it is said.
Leaders of 20 unions will be lobbying the five Kirklees MPs to seek their support.
The local campaign is being led by Howard Roberts, general secretary of Kirklees NUT teachers' union.
He said: "There is real anger among public sector employees that the Government is proposing to take away entitlements and worsen pension bene- fits.
"The staff entered, and remained in, public services on the basis of pension promises which they believed were secure and would be honoured by the Government.
"Many, with 20 or 30 years' service, face the prospect of pension benefits being cut.
"Many more are faced with half or more of their existing pension entitlement being cut back and worsened," he added.