Socialist Worker

Pensioners

Issue No. 1914

THE NATIONAL Pensioners Convention held a successful meeting recently at the Priory Street Centre in York.

Older people from the area expressed deep anger at the government over the appalling level of the state pension as well as means testing and charges for care services.

Many said New Labour could no longer rely on pensioners’ votes, and spoke of block voting for candidates committed to restoring decent pensions.

A local Unison union convenor spoke in support of campaigning as well as voting, and called for unity between pensioners and workers.


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Sat 14 Aug 2004, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1914
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