Pension Age Hike Risks Creating Second-Class Citizens, Says TUC
Responding to the announcement today (Wednesday) by the government of a speeded-up timetable for raising the state pension age to 68, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:
"Hiking the state pension age risks creating second-class citizens.
"In large parts of the country, the state pension age will be higher than healthy life expectancy. And low paid workers at risk of insecurity in their working lives will now face greater insecurity in old age too.
"A decent retirement is a right for us all, not a privilege for the few. Rather than hiking the pension age, the government must do more for older workers who want to keep working and paying taxes. Workplaces and working patterns need to adapt to their needs.
"And the government must follow the independent review's recommendation to give more help to those unable to stay in work until retirement age."
Pension Age Hike Risks Creating Second-Class Citizens, Says TUC, 19th July 2017, 18:57 PM