Letter: Good deal

The outgoing president of the Scottish Secondary Teachers Association, Peter Wright, tells us the average teachers' pension was just £9,000 (your report, 13 May). What he doesn't tell us is what average length of service period produces this level of pension.

Furthermore, a private sector worker providing for his own pension, as most now do, would have to have an annuity of about 200,000 to produce a figure of 9,000 per annum. Perhaps Mr Wright could tell us how many teachers have contributed 200,000 to their pension funds.

Teachers' pension arrangements were gold-plated before recent changes, and remain so.


Lawers Crescent

Polmont, Falkirk