When you do the maths, you see that the state pension is neither too generous nor financially unaffordable, writes JAN SHORTT
Monday 8th May 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
THERESA MAY refused yesterday to guarantee the retention of the triple-lock pensions system if the Tories are reelected on June 8.
The Prime Minister suggested that she could modify triple lock, under which the value of the state pension increases in line with wages, inflation or by...
Monday 1st May 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
by Lamiat Sabin
LABOUR will protect state pension increases and ensure justice for women hit by higher retirement ages, shadow chancellor John McDonnell pledged yesterday.
Mr McDonnell promised to maintain the “triple lock” — where the state pension goes up by...
Thursday 13th Apr 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
PENSIONERS attacked a report yesterday that recommends an increased state pension age and scrapping of the triple lock for “asking the right questions but coming up with the wrong answers.”
Former CBI director general John Cridland, who had been appointed by the government...
Friday 24th Mar 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
WOMEN should not be forced to pay for the government’s “bad housekeeping,” pensions campaigners said yesterday.
Thousands of women will be worse off thanks to the government’s rushed changes to the state pension age, the Women Against State Pension Inequality...
Friday 10th Mar 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
WORKERS from Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories are to march on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today in protest against plans to slash their pensions.
The protest will coincide with their 600 colleagues’ 24-hour strike at the Atomic Weapons Establishment’s (AWE)...
Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
STEELWORKERS overwhelmingly voted for changes to their pension scheme yesterday following promises of new investment in the industry.
Following a 3-1 endorsement by the Unite, GMB and Community unions, Tata Steel bosses will now close the British Steel Pension Scheme to future accrual...
Thursday 16th Feb 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
WORKERS at two nuclear sites who maintain the Trident missile are set to walk out on strike later this month in a long-running dispute over changes to their pension scheme.
Their union Unite has warned that if bosses refuse to get round the table to negotiate, the strikes will cause...
Saturday 11th Feb 2017
WORKERS at Britain’s two nuclear weapons factories will stage two 48-hour strikes this month in defence of their pensions, the Unite union said yesterday.
A total of 600 staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire will...
Friday 13th Jan 2017
Representatives of the 1% need to stop trying to reduce the demographic challenges facing British society to a
question of young versus old, writes PAUL DONOVAN
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017