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miles brown
22nd October 2015, 02:17 PM
I sailed with Common Brothers in the late seventies as an electrician, opn contacting the mnopf they say they have no pension records for me. Does anyone else have this problem.
Miles Brown

Captain Kong
22nd October 2015, 02:30 PM
I get mine OK Miles, Try again , If you contributed it will be on your pay receipts.
Cheers
Brian

j.sabourn
23rd October 2015, 12:23 AM
You should also have been issued with a pension number. At the very least if you haven't already, be able to receive your contributions with the relevant bank percentage back. Get on to NUMAST or whatever they call themselves now, there are I believe still people there who were members of the pension board at one time. The actual pension people now handed over the reins recently to an Insurance company who now pay all benefits and you may have slipped between the cracks. Good Hunting. John S PS In case you did not know the new name for the MNPA is ENSIGN.

miles brown
12th November 2015, 05:27 PM
When I contacted JLT who handles MNOPF, they told me that Common Bros were never a contributing member. Is this true does any one know.

Miles

Captain Kong
12th November 2015, 05:32 PM
who is JLT?

Brian.

j.sabourn
13th November 2015, 03:42 AM
Brian if you look at your last MNOPF statement you will see as for Tax purposes In Previous employments, below this Pension paid by JLT Employee Benefits. And below this Total for the year. Those figures to be used for a Tax Return if you make one. Should imagine JLT stands for Joint something and something. Maybe Joint lifetime Tax Employee benefits or something equally irrelevent. Cheers JS

j.sabourn
13th November 2015, 10:00 AM
As regards #1. I would say off the top of my head if Common Bros. was a federated Company which believe it was as had a friend who worked for them, then you would of had to pay into the MNOPF, the only way out would of been if they had their own either contributory or non contributory scheme. I however got taken in my this and lost 8 years of what I would of thought would of been pensionable salary when Seaforth Maritime of Aberdeen went to the wall. And yet John I Jacobs who I worked for also had a top up scheme, I only worked for them for 3 years, and yet 10 years ago the Insurance company got in touch with me and said they owed me money. It was only a very small amount but shows who are honest and who aren't. When made redundant from the shipping federation received about 1100 pounds for 31 years, when made redundant in Australia for 3 years service received about 18000 dollars. There are and always will be shipowners and shylocks. Although always thought Common Bros had a fairly good name. Cheers JS

Captain Kong
13th November 2015, 10:25 AM
ESSO had a Non Contributory Pension scheme and also the MNOPF, So I get the two pensions.
and when I retired I got 1,000 from the Liverpool Pool or Shipping Federation.
Brian

j.sabourn
13th November 2015, 11:28 AM
What was the 1000 pounds for Brian...Conscious money... or keep mum money. Still trying to find out what those who worked in the Federation got as Redundancy money, no one wants to say. Cheers John S

Captain Kong
13th November 2015, 11:35 AM
I do not know what the 1,000 was for, I had not been on the Pool for many many years.
when I retired I just informed them that I was now retired and I got a cheque by return of post. I was not about to question it in case it was mistaken identity.
Cheers
Brian

j.sabourn
2nd December 2015, 08:29 AM
Have just received this years summary Annual Report. For the person/s seeking info. their present address is myMNOPFpension, JLT Employee Benefits, Leatherhead House, Station Road, Leatherhead House, Surrey KT22 7ET. Telephone 01 372 200200, Email enquiries@mymnopfpension.com
JS

Roy A Swan
5th January 2016, 03:37 AM
I worked 12 years for Common Bros from Cadet to C/O and they contributed to MNOPF right through. We used to complain about the 5% deduction as at that age never thought about retirement. Fortunately I managed to not cash it it when I married so now I am 70 it is a very worthwhile boost to my pension. Yes, the old fund was recently used to buy annuities with a couple of insurance companies to give members more security from the ups and downs of their investments such as happened in the WFC. No more annual bonus payments or increments but I have been very happy with the way they have handled it all under difficult circumstances. Thanks to the past and present board members.
Younger guys take note, retirement arrives quicker than you think and you cannot continue your seamans lifestyle on a state pension. Start regular savings now and don't touch it. in a suitable fund it will pay all or a portion as pension or lump sum to your family if you cross the bar too soon.

john walker
5th January 2016, 02:36 PM
Roy it is a good thing that they pay your next of kin 50%of what you now get on your demise. What bugs me is that I have no next of kin that I wish to leave it to I have never been married or have any children so my MNOPF pension and even more irritating 60% of my pension where I work now goes to ???