Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
1 May 2013
Reasons for a 24-hour general strike: Iain Duncan Smith's proposal that "wealthier pensioners" should pay back universal benefits is a cover for a full blooded attack on pensions and benefits
6 November 2012
Yesterday, two weeks after 1,400 Ford workers were told that they face the dole, 80 ex-Ford Visteon pensioners leafleted the Ford plants in Bridgend and Dagenham as their union Unite prepares for legal action to win back the full value of their pensions from Ford
25 July 2012
Council tax madness: Yet more attacks on housing for the poor are filling the headlines - this time it's cuts to council tax benefit...
18 July 2012
Acute poverty and loneliness face many pensioners in Britain. This programme asked four pensionable age 'celebrities' to stay with four `ordinary` pensioners in their homes
13 June 2012
Tory communities minister, Eric Pickles, has called for an "end to the blame game", announcing his new tough approach towards problem families: apparently, its time for people to stop blaming others and accept responsibility for any difficulties they face, writes Sue Powell.
9 May 2012
iPads for MPs: Up to £660. That's how much the gadget of the moment, the iPad, will set you back. Months of hard saving for most of us - but not if you're an MP. 70 MPs have already claimed expenses for an iPad
28 March 2012
The blatantly pro-rich budget of Chancellor George Osborne was met by a wave of outrage. There was incredulity that the top 1% had been made significantly better off, while pushing on with austerity for everyone else
27 March 2012
Three years after the shock closure of Visteon, the campaign to restore pension rights promised before Ford transfered 3,400 employees to the doomed Visteon UK continues with a protest at Westminster on Wednesday 28th March at midday...
25 January 2012
Over 100 people - service users, carers, staff, pensioners - filled the room at a Salford Unison protest meeting to stop the closure of two day centres for the elderly and disabled, writes Salford Socialist Party.
14 December 2011
When I addressed 2,000 striking public sector workers on 30 November in Reading, I brought greetings of solidarity and unity from the Thames Valley National Pensioners Convention (NPC), writes Terry Pearce, Thames Valley National Pensioners Convention (personal capacity).
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