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18 October 2017

Powerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

Theatre: We're Still Here: Under the threat of closure, the steel workers - but not the pensioners - were forced to vote for one of two options, either of which meant a cut in pensions. 'We're Still Here' dramatises the effect of this threat on the workers.

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18 October 2017

Young people being strangled by debts

Take the wealth off the super-rich - no to the Tories' scapegoating of pensioners!: Over a third of young people are in debt - on average by 2,989 - says the Money Advice Trust

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30 August 2017

BT attack on pension benefits

For the second time in nine years BT is seeking to attack the pension benefits of its workers

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26 July 2017

'Freedom riders' lobby against violent policing

Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing

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5 July 2017

Pensioners oppose DUP deal

The Merseyside Pensioners Association (MPA) is affiliated to the National Pensioners Convention, a campaigning organisation for decent pensions and the rights of pensioners generally

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12 April 2017

Police officers face misconduct charges over attack on 'freedom ride'

Four police officers and one police community support officer are to face misconduct hearings relating to the 'freedom ride' protest by pensioners and disabled people on 23 June 2014.

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29 March 2017

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders celebrate three years of fighting

By demonstrating and organising mass 'freedom rides' on trains and refusing to pay, we have won free travel for the disabled and half fare for pensioners

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17 February 2017

Tata pension deal: 'Gun to the head' offer accepted

Tata steelworkers reluctantly accepted an inferior pension scheme

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7 December 2016

Italy: Establishment routed - workers alternative needed

In January 2014, on the day that Matteo Renzi took office, Contro Corrente wrote that it was the beginning of the end for him

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23 November 2016

Lessons of the 'N30' 2011 pension strike

The fifth anniversary of the public sector pension strike allows an opportunity to reflect on the most significant and defining trade union struggle of the recent period.

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7 September 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Super-rich pensioners will soon be able to move into a retirement home with a tunnel direct to Harrods. Meanwhile, two fifths of care homes are substandard due to cuts.

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29 June 2016

Old v young is a phoney war - the enemy is the 1%

Contrary to the exertions of many commentators when courting the young, pensioners are not gaining any advantages over other sections of the population.

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22 June 2016

BHS pensions insult

Some 20,000 members of the BHS pension scheme are concerned to find their pensions from the failed firm are now in the Pension Protection Fund, meaning they will receive less than expected.

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8 June 2016

Pensioners fight ageist Tory cuts

The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) will hold its annual 'Pensioners' Parliament' from 14 to 16 June in Blackpool

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25 May 2016

Them & us

Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock receives lavish multiple pensions, while nearly a million UK pensioners languish in poverty.

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11 May 2016

Potential new steel bosses refuse to take on pensions

It is becoming increasingly clear from the different bids to take over all or part of Tata Steel's UK operations, that none of the potential buyers will take on the 15 billion pension scheme. This includes Excalibur who are proposing 1,000 extra job cuts.

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6 April 2016

Stop divisive attacks on pensioners' cash

Iain Duncan Smith's resignation from the Department for Work and Pensions opened up another malevolent attack on pensioners.

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27 January 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Pensioners freeze as energy firms profit; sicko bosses sicken sick workers; worker told to pay boss!

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21 October 2015

Former war hero fighting for the future: a pensioner speaks out

Older people are hard hit by the bosses' cuts and sell-offs. Sue Powell spoke to Claude Mickleson, National Pensioners Convention activist and member of Gloucestershire Socialist Party.

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7 October 2015

Tories: let pensioners freeze to death, they can't vote us out then

Smug Tories discussed letting pensioners die of cold to save cash at their Manchester conference.

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