Professor Alastair Hudson spoke to Margaret Taylor at The Herald about Academics for Justice. See Academics crowdfund case to help resolve university pension row, 21 March 2018.
“Members don’t trust the valuations that have been put on the size of the pension scheme’s deficit and we thought we should try to establish independently what the facts are and what the liabilities are,” Mr Hudson said.
“We haven’t been asking what the trustees have been doing and whether they have broken any of their responsibilities in law with what’s happened. We have a record-breaking deficit and we want to investigate what’s going on.
“It will help enormously to move towards a situation where this can be resolved. Our underlying objective is to help to get this resolved.”