Friday 2 April 2021

The Welsh Parliament Should Fight for Pension Justice


TUSC is committed to pension justice and dignity in retirement. In 2015 TUSC all TUSC candidates agreed to fight to: 

  • Restore the pre-Thatcher real value of pensions. 
and to:
  • Reverse the increases imposed on the state retirement age, creating jobs for younger people.
We reaffirm our support for those policies.

(Photo: Bridget Green)

We also do not agree with those who say that bodies like the Welsh parliament and local councils have no power to fight the unjust pension cuts. We support the WASPI campaign. The Welsh government should set up a fund to pay groups like the women born in the 1950s and 1960s a non means-tested hardship fund of £137.60 per week until they can access their pension, and launch an energetic campaign for more funding from central government to pay for this and other anti-austerity measures.

South Wales Central TUSC candidates:

Ross Saunders
Beth Webster
Mia Hollsing
Andrew Wilkes
Kevin Gillen

South Wales West TUSC candidates;

Mark Evans
Karen Geraghty
Gareth Bromhall
Oisín Mulholland
Charlie Wells

South Wales East TUSC candidates:

Mariam Kamish
Mia Hollsing
Dave Reid

Mid and West Wales

Carys Phillips

North Wales

Michelle Francis

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