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11 September 2019

Leeds pensioners occupy BBC to save free TV licenses

"BBC, shame on you" was the chant as around 50 pensioners from across Yorkshire, including as far away as Scarborough, occupied the reception area of the Leeds BBC offices.

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28 August 2019

Stop the latest Tory attack on our pensions

Pensioners are under attack. The Centre for Social Justice, a right-wing think tank, is proposing that pensioners should in effect work until they drop.

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17 July 2019

Residents mobilise to stop eviction

Irene is a pensioner living in a small terraced house in Liverpool's Kensington area, where she has lived for years.

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9 July 2019

Residents, housing activists and pensioners mobilise to stop eviction

Irene has lived in Liverpool's Kensington area for years

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19 June 2019

Defend free TV licences for over-75s!

The sheer hypocrisy of this Tory government, with candidates fighting like rats in a sack for the leadership, is exposed further by its demand that the BBC rethink its plan to scrap free television licences for over-75s, writes Keith Dickinson, West London Socialist Party.

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12 June 2019

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors.

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22 May 2019

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors.

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8 May 2019

Young and old, unite and fight!

A new House of Lords report is clearly an attack on pensioner benefits and an attempt to drive a wedge between older and younger people

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10 April 2019

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders - still battling on

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders held rallies on 1 April marking five years of our struggle for the full restoration of travel pass rights

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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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