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Pensions

Issue No. 1896

THE TUC has called a national demonstration to demand that the government and employers 'pay up for pensions'. Pensioners are outraged at the low level at which the basic state pension has been set by the government-forcing many retired workers to live in poverty. And in recent years there have been a number of scandals where bosses have pillaged company pension funds, or when such funds have collapsed leaving workers with nothing.

The demonstration will demand that pensions be linked to average earnings and that there is increased access to occupational pensions based on compulsory contributions from employers and employees.

  • Assemble on Saturday 19 June at noon on the Embankment, central London, near Temple tube station. It will finish with a rally in Trafalgar Square.

  • For more information on the TUC's pensions campaign, see www.tuc.org.uk/payupforpensions


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    Sat 10 Apr 2004, 00:00 BST
    Issue No. 1896
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