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Congratulations on your 82nd birthday - now you can retire!

08 March 2016
“Work until you drop” is the message from the government and private pension firms.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Syriza faces nationwide strike against pension cut in Greece

02 February 2016
Workers in Greece were set to take part in a general strike to defend their pensions, reports Dave Sewell

The billionaires on the bus see their wealth go up and up

19 January 2016
The 62 richest people on the planet are worth more than the combined wealth of half the world’s population.

Tata Steel threatens job cuts after unions compromise on pensions

21 July 2015
Bosses at Tata Steel threatened 720 job losses in South Yorkshire and the West Midlands last week. 

Steel workers are ready to fight against bosses' raid on pensions

16 June 2015
More than 13,000 steel workers were set to strike on Monday of next week against attacks on their pension scheme. 

As FBU conference begins firefighter says 'union strategy was mistake'

12 May 2015
The firefighters’ FBU union biennial conference had just begun as Socialist Worker went to press.

Teachers back calls for strike ballot at NUT union conference

07 April 2015
Teachers have unanimously backed a plan to ballot for strikes to stop massive funding cuts. NUT union members met in Harrogate last weekend for the union's annual conference.

Barnet Unison union ballot over outsourcing

17 March 2015
Tory-controlled Barnet council in north London has provoked a major strike ballot of Unison union members against mass outsourcing.

Fury at Tory lies as firefighters get set to strike again over pension theft

24 February 2015
A 24-hour strike by firefighters in England will have a big impact, but only sustained action can win their pensions dispute, writes Annette Mackin  

Essex fire bosses’ lockout fails to dampen strike against job cuts

20 January 2015
Also: FBU recall conference to debate pensions dispute

MPs vote to back Tories' attack on firefighters’ pensions

16 December 2014
MPs have now backed Tory plans to make firefighters work until they are 60 or face losing up to half of their pension.

News round-up

09 December 2014
Tories give peanuts to pensioners; government fails to address air pollution; and BP lose appeal against oil disaster settlement

Firefighters strike against bosses' attacks on union

09 December 2014
Firefighters walked out for 24 hours on Tuesday of this week over the Tories’ pension theft and attacks on their FBU union.

Pension attack pushed back at Jaguar Land Rover

09 December 2014
Workers at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) have overwhelmingly rejected a company offer and made it withdraw changes that worsened its pension scheme.

Firefighters call one-day walkout over attacks on pensions

02 December 2014
The firefighters’ FBU union has called a one-day walkout for workers in England on Tuesday of next week. 

UCU activists demand action to defend USS pension scheme

02 December 2014
UCU union members are fighting to push union leaders to defend their USS pension scheme.

Angry firefighters' protest confronts hated Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt

25 November 2014
Hundreds of protesting firefighters confront Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt as she turns up to open the new West Norwood station in south London today, Tuesday.

Fresh strike date set to be announced at Lambeth College

18 November 2014
Also: Fight to keep the pressure on university bosses in USS pension dispute

Escalating strikes could still rescue the fight for firefighters' pensions

18 November 2014
Tory fire minister Penny Mordaunt sent out a letter last week attacking firefighters’ strikes and refusing to change her position over pensions.

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