5000 rally in Birmingham in pension protest

I attended a peaceful but determined rally in Victoria Square yesterday. This was followed by a march through town. My own teacher’s pension had its annual increase markedly reduced by a fall back from final to average salary. This pales into insignificance by what working people are being asked to do losing their jobs which in itself will cut their pension opportunities. Why create a time bomb in which we end our lives in poverty?
Those making these appalling decisions will in no way be losers themselves. MPs and executives award themselves sums many times larger than the paltry amounts awarded to people who have spent a lifetime of hard work. Teaching is not easy at any time. After 60 it is laborious.

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