Mr Prentis said:
'Money from council tax payers is a small proportion of the money local councils have to spend - just 16%. To say that only that bit is used to make sure local government workers have a pension when they retire is deliberately misleading. Worse, it's dangerous one-sided propaganda designed to whip up envy and resentment of low paid council workers.
'The truth is that the average pension for a local government worker is less than£4,000 a year. If you are a woman - and 73 per cent of them are - it's less than£2,000 a year. That's only£31 a week after a lifetime delivering services to their local communities.
'We all pay for each other's pensions, whether it's for the fat cat executive of a bank through interest charges or for a billionaire entrepreneur through the price we pay in the shops for everything from toothpaste to toilet rolls.
'If the pensions of local government workers are pushed down even further, the contributions they pay week in week out will be worthless and they will end up having to rely on state benefits to make ends meet in their retirement.'
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